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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

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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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Release Date:

2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cambada de Amadores  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£91,156 (UK) (19 December 2008)


£201,849 (UK) (26 December 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The village of Stratford St. John in Suffolk where the amateur theatre production of 'King Lear' takes place is a fictional setting as no such place actually exists. Nor is there a place called Stratford in Suffolk. However, there is a real location in Suffolk named Stratford St. Mary. See more »


Music & Lyrics by Christian Henson
Performed by the 'Stratford St John Soul Sextet'
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Charming British film - well worth seeing
20 December 2008 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

After reading some of the other reviews I wonder what you expect from a nice little English movie. Burt Reynolds was great, but Imelda Staunton was exceptional. She was hilarious in all her scenes and we laughed out loud. It's very British set in a very British setting.

If you liked Calendar Girls you'll like this. It's not great art, just great entertainment with a really good British cast, and an ageing but nevertheless very entertaining Burt Reynolds. Burt Reynolds who I must admit I did not think could act was quite good throughout and delivered his Shakespeare well. If there was one criticism it would be the scenes in the US were not brilliantly shot

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