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Not Only But Always (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  30 December 2004 (UK)
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This affectionate documentary examines the turbulent partnership of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, the double act that re-defined the comedy genre. It follows their beginnings in London's West End through their rise to stardom which won them accolades but forced a wedge between them. Written by Anonymous

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The front sleeve design of the first Derek and Clive album, "Derek and Clive Live", was rendered in scribbled handwriting, not type-written as this film portrays it. See more »

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Dudley Moore: I'm writing a book.
Peter Cook: Really? Neither am I.
Dudley Moore: It's an autobiography.
Peter Cook: If you mention me, I shall sue.
Dudley Moore: I won't mention you.
Peter Cook: If you don't, I shall sue.
Dudley Moore: I shall refer to you only as Dorothy Squires.
Peter Cook: I shall contact my lawyers, immediately.
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Brilliant study of comic genius
20 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Brilliant study of comic genius Peter Cook and his relationship with Dudley Moore.

Hilarious, disturbing and genuinely moving.

The performance from Rhys Ifans is one of the greatest ever given to celluloid and should clean up at the awards. At times it is difficult to remember that I was watching a drama and not a documentary - so credible is Ifans. I have never seen an actor give as convincing a performance where I actually believed I was watching Peter Cook rather than an actor playing him.

Likewise, Aidan McCardle is also very strong as Dudley Moore.

Terry Johnston's script and direction blends light and shade and is always imaginative.

An absolute gem of a movie.

10 out of 10


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