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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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This tele-film was made and released about two years after its source play of the same name by Neil Simon was first performed in 1994. The premiere season of the play opened at the Seattle Repertory Theatre on 12th October 12 1994 running until 5th November that year. The original New York production opened off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre on 28th March 1995 and ran for 169 performances until 3rd September 1995. The production was nominated for the 1995 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play. See more »
One has to feel that Jay Sandrich, as director, has to be responsible for the weak performances from this collection of usually reliable actors. With the exception of Michael Richards and Madeline Kahn, the credited actors turn in truly shocking performances. As for the Scottish and Irish accents from Richard Mulligan, Paxton Whitehead and Jane Carr, words fail me. These are trained actors?
Thankfully, the uncredited William Franklin, was, as ever, the consummate professional. If he watched the rushes, he probably requested to be left off the credit list.
How Simon must have shuddered.
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