A beautician in America is mistakenly thought to be an academic teacher by a representative of an Eastern European dictator. She is invited to their country on that mistaken belief and is asked to be the tutor of the dictator's children. While there, she tries to Westernize the whole country.Written by
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Most signs in the movie are written in Slovak. The banner at the secret resistance meeting says "to unite correct". The warning signs in the factory read "Danger: Steam", and the scribbles on the newspaper mean "From our readers' letters." The labor decree that Pochenko draws up is only seen for a split second in one shot, but part of it says "further site updates are hereby postponed." See more »
When Joy is in Boris Pochenko's office as he's sword fighting, Joy's arms change from being folded to at her side in between shots. See more »
I was apprehensive when this film came on TV, but as there was nothing else on and I was bored I decided to give it a go. It began badly as I found Fran Drescher incredibly annoying, mainly due to her piercing New York accent. Timothy Dalton was fantastic in his role, and made me laugh a number of times. Ian McNeice was also quite good in what was essentially just a rehash of his role in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. The script wasn't excellent but did the job. The film did begin to lose momentum as Timothy Dalton became less beast-ly and the film is about half an hour too long, but those are really the only bad points. This film isn't a work of art, but it provides nice escapism for two hours. 6/10.
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