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Car Trouble (1986)

 -  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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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 ...
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Veronica Clifford ...
Mrs. Hollybush
Laurence Harrington ...
Mr. Standish
John Blundell ...
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Jeff Hall ...
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Roy Barraclough ...
Man with Dog
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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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hmmm
10 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think you have to have a certain warped sense of humour to enjoy this! Julie Walters plays a bored wife who seeks a bit of excitement in a car salesman bit of rough after several years of marriage to the boring Gerald (Ian Charleson, on pretty good form in a film he seems to have been proud of). There is a rather intriguing twist in how horny wife and horny salesman get found out (!).

'Car Trouble' is funny in fits and starts but it really does go too far in places. It is hardly a British classic (although it has now made its appearance on budget DVD in the UK) but if you like that kind of thing, it does mindless comedy pretty well. Interestingly, Walters and Charleson were working together on stage in Sam Shepard's 'Fool for Love' around the same time as this was made so this was probably just a daft sideline for them.


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