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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

 |  Comedy  |  2009 (USA)
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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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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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Also Known As:

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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Burt Reynolds received top / first billing, Samantha Bond received second billing, Derek Jacobi received third billing, Imelda Staunton received fourth billing, Charles Durning received fifth billing. Some billing on movie posters and DVD covers outside of the credits list varies this. See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Christian Henson
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A bit of a laugh
26 June 2009 | by (Bournemouth) – See all my reviews

Last DVD on the comedy shelf, it was either this or "18-year old virgin" or many things that weren't quite American Pie with Eugene Levy. This won, by default, and was actually a pretty decent laugh. Burt was a little unintelligible but the British cast all hit the spot and the scenery played its part. A little bit Local Hero meets Shakespeare in Love, sit back on a slow evening and let the film entertain you. It's all fairly predictable in pace but the writing is good and delivery effective. What's more important is something like this got made and provides an alternative to all those Eugene Levy movies! No offence, Mr. Levy


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