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Stiff Upper Lips (1998)

R | | Comedy | 12 June 1998 (UK)
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Aunt Agnes (Prunella Scales) vainly tries to force Emily (Georgina Cates) to marry boring Cedric Trilling (Robert Portal) by taking them to Italy and India hoping that Emily will forget about the handsome George (Sean Pertwee).

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Gary Sinyor

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Paul Simpkin (screenplay), Gary Sinyor (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Artus David Artus ... Hurdler
Kevin Furlong Kevin Furlong ... Hurdler
Nicholas Selby ... Don 1
John Boswall ... Don 2
Samuel West ... Edward
Robert Portal ... Cedric
Prunella Scales ... Aunt Agnes
Georgina Cates ... Emily
Frank Finlay ... Hudson Junior
Jon Croft Jon Croft ... Station Master
Charles Simon Charles Simon ... Hudson Senior
Anna Livia Ryan Anna Livia Ryan ... Rosie
Sean Pertwee ... George
Brian Glover ... Eric
Geoffrey Palmer ... His Butler's Voice
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Storyline

Young upper-class fellow Edward (Samuel West) arrives with his friend Cedric Trilling (Robert Portal) at the family manse, Ivory Hall. He plans to pair off Cedric with his sister Emily (Georgina Cates). Emily, on the other hand, falls in love with a son of local peasant, George (Sean Pertwee). Old Aunt Agnes (Prunella Scales) sends all the bunch off, first to Italy and then to India, so Emily would forget George, who is an undesirable partner for her because of class differences, and choose Cedric.

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Taglines:

I want my sexual awakening and I want it now!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Movie Producer Ismail Merchant, whose work this movie spoofs, refused the offer of a cameo role as a merchant. See more »

Quotes

Emily Ivory: I'm a beautiful, young virgin in Italy. I want my sexual awakening and I want it now!
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Connections

Spoofs Carrington (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Adagietto
from "Symphony No.5"
by Gustav Mahler
Performed by The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste
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Hilarious British Period Film Spoof
9 August 2001 | by CyberSuzeSee all my reviews

Based on the title of this movie, I expected it to be a droll British comedy. Instead it was a laugh out-loud spoof of such films as A Room With A View, A Passage To India, Sense And Sensibility and others in that vein. I must admit that once I caught onto the joke it didn't seem quite as funny as it was at the beginning, but it was still one of the most amusing films I've seen in quite awhile.

If you like British period movies and British humor, I highly recommend this one.


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Country:

UK | India

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Period! See more »

Filming Locations:

Anzio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$72,482

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,482
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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