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Video Review: 'Stiff Upper Lips'

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Stiff Upper Lips

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
87 minutes
performer:
Georgina Cates, Frank Finlay, Prunella Scales
director:
Gary Sinyor
distributor:
Miramax Home Video
author:
Gary Sinyor
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

Merchant Ivory films are certainly ripe for parody, but the oversexed spoof Stiff Upper Lips lacks the requisite zaniness (see SCTV‘s ”Jane Eyrehead” sketch). Scales (Fawlty Towers) has a few droll moments as she fervently tries to find a suitable husband for her niece (Cates). Unfortunately, all the crass sex jokes and gross bathroom humor will probably make you wish you were watching A Room With a View instead. C-

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