Strange Bedfellows details
|Starring:||Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Caton, Paul Hogan|
|Genres:||Comedy, Gay/Lesbian, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Mar 2005|
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Good fun!By ALEX05 from FIFE , 30 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Good film , far from great but enjoyable pleasant comedy. Not hilarious but it does have some good comedy moments. Hogan is his usual self , and engaging on the screen. Hogan apparently turned down big US movies to do this. Has lot of extras for lesser known film.
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They're Close Mates, But Not That Close !!!By a customer , 17 Oct 2012The Australian film 'Strange Bedfellows' (2004) is by far, a more superior film to its Hollywood remake - 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry' (2007).
'Strange Bedfellows' is funny, witty and much more true to life, than 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry' which is utterly dreadful.
Strange how the Aussies do it better the first time around and then Hollywood has to jump on the bandwagon and make someting inferior.....
A bit like 'The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert' (1994) versus 'To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar' (1995).
A film to help you get a life by not watching itBy a customer , 03 May 2012Absolutely dire, well at least for the first 15 minutes, thereafter I cannot strictly speaking say as, i pressed the eject button on dvd player! Truly awful!
Better than the AmericansBy a customer from Manchester , 05 Dec 2008This is so much better than the 'version' that was released by the Americans. Just a brilliant bit of comedy featuring some very well known Aussie and Brit actors.
Easy WatchingBy a customer from Warrington , 11 Aug 2008A theme that you've probably seen recently from Hollywood in 'I now pronounce you...'.
Paul Hogan and Michael Caton give decent performances in this dry aussie comedy about two best mates looking to get a tax break from the Government. Both Hogan and Caton with a good supporting cast play this out very solidly and there are a few decent laughs.
A nice, predicatble story, well played and with the added bonus of Pete Postlethwaite playing the Government inspector means this film achieves what it set out to do, to be easy watching entertainment.
Gentle Aussie ComedyBy wikkidsmyle (438 reviews) from Newmarket , 03 Sep 2007
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideVince (Paul Hogan) is in trouble: his ex-wife has shafted him (financially) and he finds a big tax bill in his postbox - but all he has to his name is a run-down cinema. Then he reads the paper and sees that the government are 'sucking up' (as it were) to the gay vote and giving generous tax incentives for same-sex couples. So, he collars his life-long buddy Ralph (Michael Caton), a widower with a daughter, and asks him to help - the plan is that they pretend that they are a gay couple and sign a couple of forms. But life is never that simple, especially in a VERY small town where gossip travels faster than a speeding bullet and the government have sent an inspector (a nice little cameo from Pete Postlethwaite) to check their claim. This could have ended up a right stinker, but it's all handle with a dash of style and taste, and both Hogan and Caton give a good account of themselves. You can forgive a few clumsy scenes (like the handling of the daughter's 'surprise') when you get, in compensation, some corking townsfolk (think 'The Vicar of Dibley'), especially the 'gay' hairdresser who isn't. The visit to Sydney and the gay club is particular well handled, with a dance routine from Hogan to savour. Worth a look.