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In the first shot of Dylan and Jez's place, there are clocks on the walls. The clock for New York says 12 o'clock. In the next scene, the clock for Frankfurt also says 12 o'clock. In fact, all their clocks are stopped at 12 o'clock. 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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Amongst many short missing shots throughout the film, three noticeable scenes are not in some versions:
While getting back his computer and planting the loft insulation, Jez stops the video recorder taping 'Blind Date' and sets it to tape a documentary.
Immediately after leaving her wedding, Georgie is being driven by her sister to see Jez and complaining about everything wrong with her life including the fact she's "fallen for a scientist".
While Jez and Dylan hide in the underground safe, they hear their house being destroyed by several of the middle-class men from the loft insulation scam, who shout about the good things of Britain.
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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