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The Revengers' Comedies (1998)

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Depressed businessman Henry Bell and aristocrat Karen Knightly save each other's lives one night when they are ready to jump off London's Tower Bridge. Karen invents a revenge plot - she ... See full summary »

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Henry Bell
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Bruce Tick
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Norma
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Lydia
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Depressed businessman Henry Bell and aristocrat Karen Knightly save each other's lives one night when they are ready to jump off London's Tower Bridge. Karen invents a revenge plot - she will punish Henry's enemy Bruce Tick and Henry will destroy the life of Karen's enemy Imogen. Written by Anonymous

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Getting Even... Just Got Even Funnier!

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Rated PG-13 for some language, sex-related material, and violence | See all certifications »
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Sweet Revenge  »

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This movie counts the second time Helena Bonham Carter and Rupert Graves have played sister and brother. They previously portrayed siblings Lucy and Freddy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985). See more »

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Enjoyable, but miscast
1 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I like this movie, and when I was in the habit of watching films, or sections of them, over and again, this was a favourite of mine to dip into. It has some very good moments, for the reason of being both funny and very well acted. I'd heard the play in a lengthier form on the radio some years before, so I was familiar with the story, and I was pleased to see Steve Coogan in an early film role (he is horribly wonderful as Bruce Tick). However, something about the film has always bothered me, and it actually only occurred to me very recently just what it is. It is that all of the young male leads are in the wrong roles. I just can't believe that Sam Neil would even consider the option of suicide (not a giveaway - this is the beginning of the film). Martin Clunes would have been better as Henry Bell - but it was the central role, and Sam Neil was the bigger name. Helena Bonham-Carter has lots of fun playing the psychotic woman. Utterly convincing, and it's easy to see why poor old Henry gets mixed up with her. The Revengers Comedies (Sweet Revenge is a better title for this movie)is not a classic, but it's better than a lot of recent British comedy films, and is a faint echo of a craft in which we once excelled, a long time ago.


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