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Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)
"The Grotesque" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Horror  |  7 March 1997 (USA)
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Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who ... See full summary »

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Sir Hugo Coal
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Lady Harriet Coal
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Fledge
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Cleo Coal
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George Lecky
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Mrs. Giblet
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Doris
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Lavinia Freebody
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Inspector Limp
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Sidney Giblet
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Sir Edward Cleghorn
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Johm Lecky
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Harbottle
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Sykes-Herring
Nick Lucas ...
Hubert Cleggie
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Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who aspires to be a poet. The new butler, Fledge, provides Lady Harriet with the attention she's been missing and then seduces Sidney. Did he have a role in Sidney's disappearance as well? Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Beneath the surface of respectability lies the shadow of our darker side.


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Lady Giblet: It will be assumed that a man who could stumble across a dead body and feed it to his pigs is a man who could kill. We tend to lose the fine distinction when it comes to such things.
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Hey! It's sleeping pills in celluloid form!
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I like the premise of this film, a butler worming his way into the family to gain their inheritance, but the execution lacks any excitement, tension or even passion that it should.

Sting fails to capture any real nastiness about himself, the cinematography is DULL and the really leaden script doesn't do any justice to the fine Patrick McGrath novel.


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