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With Friends Like These... (1991)

Three short stories about three extraordinary friendships gone wrong; An antique car comes into the life of the young couple of Alex and Kathleen. The young bachelor Frank finds a new ... See full summary »

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Rachel Bruneau ...
Pick-up Girl
Michael Burns ...
Frank
Patty Carderelli ...
Banns (voice)
Carolyn Davine ...
Pauline
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Narrator (voice)
Deirdre Fitzsimons ...
Susan
Eric Foskett ...
Kathleen's Father
Nathalie Gauthier ...
Pam
Reg Hanson ...
Pinkus
Beth Lachance ...
Kathleen
Sylvain Lamontagne ...
Waiter
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Chris (as Chris MacCabe)
Maxine Messer ...
Woman Friend
Pantazidis Panagiotis ...
Paramedic #2
Ray Roth ...
Man in Alley
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Three short stories about three extraordinary friendships gone wrong; An antique car comes into the life of the young couple of Alex and Kathleen. The young bachelor Frank finds a new friend within his refridgerator. While hard working Susan seeks a dating agency to find her perfect match. Written by I. B. Fenstad

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When nightmares come to life, there's nowhere to hide

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Comedy | Horror

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27 March 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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With films like these...
8 October 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I found this little beauty in a local game shop selling for the hefty price tag of £2.99 and I have to say it was worth all of the 299 pennies spent.

After all, who wouldn't pay that much to own a classic contradiction of film rating?

This series of films was rated an '18' over here in the United Kingdom. I only watched the first film with Brum and the Matthew Broderick wannabe and still got the impression that something was seriously wrong with the BBFC..

How could a talking car and a man with a bleeding nose deserve an 18? It's not as if it is a film from the 50s where perhaps it would merit some certificate of this nature.

Now I have not yet got around to sitting myself down and watching the next to films, but I have a feeling that things are not going to get a whole lot better. The attempt at putting some thought and meaning into the film with the narrative at the beginning suggests that these people are trying to make something that will leave us pondering our own existence. It is obvious that the directors are not wanting to spoil their thoughtful 'masterpiece' with careless violence.

This is what I am going on when I doubt the caliber of the following two films. That and the fact that someone else that has rated the film has claimed it devoid of any violence, nudity or swearing despite the '18' rating (which I will be inclined to say attracted me to the title).

Don't get me wrong, though. I loved the first short I saw, and hope that the other two (by two other directors) follow the same sort of theme. It is the ridiculous and childish premises that make it fun, (that and the nervous man from the beginning, spinning around to bellow 'NO!' at his girlfriend who appeared to have something growing between her first two teeth.) and will watch it again because it reminds me what it was like to sit down and watch CITV after school. I even showed my nine-year-old little brother. I think he mentioned something about taking it to school to show his class.

I might have to leave a note for his teacher, telling her not to be fooled by the '18' certificate, the film is just child's play..

-Stoate


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