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Stiff Upper Lips (1998)

R | | Comedy | 12 June 1998 (UK)
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Aunt Agnes vainly tries to force Emily to marry boring Cedric by taking them to Italy and India hoping that Emily will forget about the handsome George.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Artus ...
Hurdler
Kevin Furlong ...
Hurdler
Nicholas Selby ...
Don 1
John Boswall ...
Don 2
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Edward
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Cedric
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Aunt Agnes
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Emily
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Hudson Junior
Jon Croft ...
Station Master
Charles Simon ...
Hudson Senior
Anna Livia Ryan ...
Rosie
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George
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Eric
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Young upper-class fellow Edward arrives with his friend Cedric at the family manse, Ivory Hall. He plans to pair off Cedric with his sister Emily. Emily, on the other hand, falls in love with a son of local peasant, George. Old Aunt Agnes sends all the bunch off, first to Italy and then to India, so Emily would forget George, who is an undesirable partner for her because of class differences, and choose Cedric. Written by Anonymous

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I want my sexual awakening and I want it now!

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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12 June 1998 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£78,162 (UK) (12 June 1998)

Gross:

$69,582 (USA) (17 December 1999)
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Film producer Ismail Merchant, whose work the movie spoofs, refused the offer of a cameo role as a merchant. See more »

Quotes

Cedric: Do you make an effort to be stupid or does it come naturally?
Edward: Are those the only two choices?
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Spoofs Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

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Written by Lionel Bart
Arranged by David A. Hughes (as Hughes) & John Murphy (as Murphy)
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Hilarious British Period Film Spoof
9 August 2001 | by (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

Based on the title of this movie, I expected it to be a droll British comedy. Instead it was a laugh out-loud spoof of such films as A Room With A View, A Passage To India, Sense And Sensibility and many others in that vein. I must admit that once I caught onto the joke it didn't seem quite as funny as it was at the beginning, but it was still one of the most amusing films I've seen in quite awhile.

If you like British period movies and British humor, I highly recommend this one.


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