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Movie Review: 'Sweet Revenge'

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Sweet Revenge (Movie - 2000)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Neill, Steve Coogan, Rupert Graves, Kristin Scott-Thomas
director:
Malcolm Mowbray
author:
Malcolm Mowbray
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Even though Sweet Revenge is based on the work of noted playwright Alan Ayckbourn and blessed with a talented cast, this droll English comedy never quite catches fire. A stolidly paced tale of a square (Sam Neill) shanghaied by a wacky beauty (Helena Bonham Carter) into embarrassing entanglements, à la Something Wild, the film is stocked with stereotypical characters and classic scenery. Though not at all challenging, it’s as predictably cozy as a period novel. B-

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