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Diana
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Colombian Luccio and his girlfriend Angie move into a respectable part of Berkshire,learning that Ron and Helen,the previous owners of their house,died mysteriously. Angie discovers that their neighbours, estate agent Roy and his wife Jane,high court judge Charles and his bickering wife Carol and Bilbo,a conceptual artist and his partner were all members of a wife-swapping circle who usually met at Ron and Helen's house. Luccio reveals himself to be a policeman and is curious as to how Ron and Helen died,lining up all the suspects. In the event it was due to a malfunctioning water bed but Luccio's comments cause them all to be better people. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Could have been so much more.........
26 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Very disappointed with this one.

Back in the 80s The Comic Strip were daring, innovative, groundbreaking and downright funny. They had the ability to make you laugh, make you cry and make you go EWWW! With the stroke of a pen. The collective evolved with the advent of the 1990s, and then had a long break. Following that came 4 men in a car/plane which were great pieces of television in their own right….

Then came Sex Actually. Which from the title suggestions (to this writer) it could be a funny spoof on the equally dire film Love Actually – the stereotypical Cockney Sparrar, bumbling posh bloke, ad nauseum. But instead it comes out a bit like the thought of your parents doing you-know-what.

The story – from what I can gather is about some room in a house where something unspeakable happened. And that's it.

It was desperate, pointless and not funny. The characterisations were on the whole good. Rik Mayall was very funny as usual. The casting of Sheridan Smith failed to hit the mark. A lesser known actress may have been a better idea because I can only see her as that woman off Two Pints of Lager. A matter of – Bad Actress, Bad Decision.

The plus points – It was a Comic Strip Film.

It was a valiant attempt by Richardson and Richens to bring an adult themed film but I really think they should stick to what they do best – bringing the masses something a little bit different.

Actually - Just bring back Glam Metal Detectives.


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