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While restoring an old painting showing a woman and two men playing chess, Julia discovers the text "Who killed the knight" underneath the paint. The owner of the painting tells her that ... See full summary »
Dylan and Jez are con artists, Dylan is a charming American who's run from some characters in the states and Jez is an English techno nerd. During one of their scams selling a voice recognition computer they hire Georgie as a secretary for the job. The romantic triangle between Dylan, Jez and Georgie appears, but she is also not a secretary, but a student, and her marriage with rich Roger is upcoming.Written by
Where Jez has shown Georgie the money cases, you can clearly see the mic as Georgie heads up the stairs and says goodbye. See more »
Friend of Lady Georgina:
Well done! Marvellous race, Lady Georgina.
Oh thank you. Oh, I forgot to mention that.
You're not cross, are you? No, you're pleased.
Doctor, peer of the realm and with secretarial skills? Who'd be cross?
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The three blow-up dolls are listed among the cast in the closing credits as Frankie, Sally and Angie. See more »
The UK Region-2 DVD is also missing the scene where the heroes' home is trashed by their former scam-victims while spouting praises of "Good Old England". See more »
If this quirky British comedy could be summed up in a word, that word would be "charming".
The story is a simple, low-budget British one: two orphans scam as many people as they can for as much money as they can in an effort to buy the stately home they always dreamed of as children.
Everything is going swimmingly, until they join forces with a typist, Georgie (the perfect Kate Beckinsale), and the plot leads on from there...
The acting is perfect for the film, neither overstated nor low key, and suits the plot and style very well. The direction is quirky, but makes no new ground, and also fits the script to a tee.
This film would be great viewing for a date (perhaps not for a lads night in), and has the simple comedy you might expect from such classic British TV series as "Only Fools and Horses", or "Last of the Summer Wine".
It doesn't require much brain power, but is one of the best homegrown (British) comedies of recent(ish) years.
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