On one day at an English Hotel, four different stories are shown. Diana is in London to promote her Television Series and her ex-husband Sidney shows up to ask her for money for his gay ... See full summary »
On one day at an English Hotel, four different stories are shown. Diana is in London to promote her Television Series and her ex-husband Sidney shows up to ask her for money for his gay lover. Mark and Annie come to London for the Wimbledon Tennis matches, but they lose their tickets and Mark's back goes out. Debra is on her honeymoon with Paul, but Paul is missing and Debra lies to everyone she meets as to where Paul is. Sharon and Lauren are on a shop till you drop trip and Sharon meets Dennis, an older man who seems to be interested in her. Written by
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I loved everything about this movie: the cast, the story and most of all the fact I never heard of it before and I did not know anything about it prior to watching it. And it was such a wonderful surprise! Generally, I love the humour that's based on intelligence, not stupidity (however harmless), and this movie is a fine example of that.
The idea of clash of cultures and classical example of it in the situation of American dropped in Europe has been perfectly handled here. In its basic, the idea is similar to the one of "National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation", but it is completely different kind of humour. Much more subtle, and very, very effective. Only a few funny situations are based on clumsiness; the rest of the it is based on funny and intelligent script which doesn't offer noisy action on the screen, but hilarious and joyful laugh!
I loved Julia Louis-Dreyfus, she was just brilliant as a confused American bride who found herself in London hotel with no luggage and no husband! Everything, from her confusion with English language to the perfect onion she'd lost to the sleeves on her party clothes she had no time to shorten was so funny. Only really talented actors can act the overacting itself as she did.
My favourite scene was the one between Diane and Sydney in her hotel room when she realises the real truth about his arrival to London. In just a few sentences one sees such an unbelievable span of emotions, particularly the purity of love Diane has for her ex-husband, all spiced with so much laugh. I felt sorry and cried when the truth was revealed, but at the same time laughed to the way they reacted in that situation. Just brilliant!
Without a second thought this movie became one of my all time favourites.
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