The film states that Cook and Moore's movie Bedazzled went into production in 1969. In fact, it was released two years earlier. See more »
[Peter discovers Dudley shagging a young woman in his dressing room when he should be getting ready to go on stage]
If you *do* decide to come on stage, Dudley, make sure you take her off your penis first.
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This programme wasn't heavily publicised in the UK, so I can't believe it will get anywhere near the audience it deserves.
Although this is a film about the hate/love relationship between Dudley Moore and Peter Cook, it tends to focus on Cook (his life probably makes for better TV) and is played to perfection by Rhys Ifans.
I thought he was quite good in Little Nicky, but nothing more. If he doesn't win an award for this performance, there's no justice in the world.
He nailed the voice perfectly and the make-up/wardrobe people did the rest. At times, I couldn't tell the difference between what I remembered of Cook and the Ifans version. But although the voice and the image were first class, the quality of the acting from Ifans was something else. The satirical brilliance, the unrelenting cruelty, the boredom and the sadness is portrayed in a masterful fashion.
I can't remember the last time an acting performance made me sit up and take notice like this. Fortunately, he didn't stand out too much from the rest of the cast as they were also very good.
Highly entertaining, and to think I nearly missed this to watch Columbo instead.
No problems giving this 10/10. Total class.
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