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Car Trouble (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  28 February 1986 (UK)
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In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

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Jacqueline
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Gerald
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Kevin (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Stratford Johns ...
Reg Sampson
Hazel O'Connor ...
Maureen
Dave Hill ...
Bill
Anthony O'Donnell ...
Frederick
Vanessa Knox-Mawer ...
Judy Monk
Roger Hume ...
Mr. Hollybush
Veronica Clifford ...
Mrs. Hollybush
Laurence Harrington ...
Mr. Standish
John Blundell ...
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Jeff Hall ...
Mechanic 2
Roy Barraclough ...
Man with Dog
Sheila Bernette ...
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In the throes of a midlife crisis, a man buys a new Jaguar, and it immediately becomes his new love. What he doesn't know is that his wife is as attracted to the Jaguar salesman as he is to the car.

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Black Comedy at it's best
8 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the moment Gerald buys his dream car, his nightmares begin. Worrying about his wife getting a powdery residue on the dashboard while cleaning it, her total misunderstanding the difference between a cigar lighter and a radio knob, are the least of his concerns as she proceeds to wreck havoc with the ill-fated Jaguar. This movie might require several viewings to catch all of the subtle humor. In fact, it actually gets better with multiple viewings. His descent into insanity is well justified as theirs is the ultimate marriage heading for disaster. Only "War of the Roses" could perhaps surpass the wonderful dark humor of "Car Trouble". Highly recommended and a solid 10.0. - MERK


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