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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

| Comedy | 2009 (USA)
A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

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A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

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They wished for a star, then wished they hadn't.

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Cambada de Amadores  »

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£91,156 (UK) (19 December 2008)

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£201,849 (UK) (26 December 2008)
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The setting of the little village of Stratford St. John, which is mistakenly confused as Stratford-Upon-Avon, was not even filmed in England but at two farm villages in the Isle of Man, they being at Bishopscourt Farm in Kirk Michael and Ballahott Farm in Ballasalla. See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Christian Henson
Performed by the 'Stratford St John Soul Sextet'
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decent light comedy from a tight-lipped country
6 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

there were moments that i couldn't help smiled or laughed lightly. the screenplay was quite dramatic, the casting did a very nice job except signed up burt reynolds who actually performed quite poorly when he was doing the rehearsals and played king lear on the stage. he actually became the weakest part of this comedy. fooled him to stradford to play the role was a disastrous arrangement just like chosen him as that character. he performed so poorly on those stage scenes, this was his worst performance ever! and i have to discredit one of the viewers who claimed it's his best performance. it's watchable but not too good just because reynolds' lukewarm, absent-minded and out-of-placed poor performance; if this role recruited michael caine to play, it would be much better. i rest my case.


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