From Roger Ebert's review of Terry Jones's Erik the Viking (for which he praises Personal Services): "...Written and directed by Terry Jones, whose previous film, Personal Services, was a splendid and intelligent slice-of-life about a notorious London madam who ran a genteel brothel for elderly gents. The two films could not be less similar. I assume Erik the Viking represents some kind of comprehensive lack of judgment on Jones's part, and that he will be back among the competent in no time at all." See more »
[At the police station after the raid on the brothel]
I'm responsible - not the men. You can't expect the men to be responsible. When the balls are full, the brain is empty.
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Disclaimer in opening titles and end credits: "This film is a fiction. The author's inspiration was a book about Cynthia Payne. However the events recorded in the film and the characters who appear in it are wholly fictitious. This is not the life story of Cynthia Payne." See more »
Bless This House
Sung by John Parry
Composed by Mary Brahe & Helen Taylor
By permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishing See more »
Witty and Well-done
Very funny movie, one of my favorites. The entire cast was great but Julia Walters was excellent, as always. "Popazokaloo" should have become a household word, apparently not enough people saw the movie. The scene in the loo will make you laugh till you cry. I find it interesting that the men I know that have seen the movie don't find it as amusing as the women who have viewed it do. (Watch it and draw your own conclusions about my observation.)
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