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Not Only But Always (2004)

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 ... See full summary »

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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 film states that Cook and Moore's movie Bedazzled went into production in 1969. In fact, it was released two years earlier. See more »

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[Peter discovers Dudley shagging a young woman in his dressing room when he should be getting ready to go on stage]
Peter Cook: If you *do* decide to come on stage, Dudley, make sure you take her off your penis first.
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Not Only Good But Also Lacking....
30 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This biopic assumes the audience knows the story already, so it doesn't elaborate on certain aspects of the story. If you did not know that, later in his life, Peter Cook was pretending to be Sven, a man who lives in a lighthouse, and was calling a late night radio show, you would not understand the scene early in the movie. Certain things in Peter Cook's life aren't mentioned at all, like his brief success in American television with the show "The Two of Us." Nevertheless, as biopics go, this is one of the best. Great acting! Rhys Ifans captures Peter Cooks mannerisms and that unique look he had in his eyes. Aidan McArdle captures Moore's voice, but he is not doing an impression. He is great in the role. The movie does not, to me, explain any of Cook's motives. If you did not know anything of his life and just saw this, you would think he was just an arrogant twit, in love with himself, who enjoyed nothing more than putting down Dudley. Still I would recommend renting the DVD and watching it twice. The second time you watch it, watch it with the commentary on.


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