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Stiff Upper Lips (1998)

R | | Comedy | 12 June 1998 (UK)
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Aunt Agnes vainly tries to force Emily to marry boring Cedric by taking them to Italy and India hoping that Emily will forget about the handsome George.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Artus ... Hurdler
Kevin Furlong ... Hurdler
Nicholas Selby ... Don 1
John Boswall ... Don 2
... Edward
Robert Portal ... Cedric
... Aunt Agnes
... Emily
... Hudson Junior
Jon Croft ... Station Master
Charles Simon ... Hudson Senior
Anna Livia Ryan ... Rosie
... George
... Eric
... His Butler's Voice
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Young upper-class fellow Edward arrives with his friend Cedric at the family manse, Ivory Hall. He plans to pair off Cedric with his sister Emily. Emily, on the other hand, falls in love with a son of local peasant, George. Old Aunt Agnes 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. Written by Anonymous

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I want my sexual awakening and I want it now!

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£78,162 (United Kingdom), 14 June 1998, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,935, 29 August 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$68,750, 6 February 2000
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Prunella Scales (Aunt Agnes) and Samuel West (Edward) are real-life mother and son. See more »

Quotes

Horace: I wish that Cedric was more like you. He is such a queer fellow and you're always... so gay.
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Spoofs Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) See more »

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William Tell Overture
by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by The Zagreb Festival Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Halász
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Hilarious lambasting of Merchant-Ivory style films.
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For anyone who has seen Howards End, Enchanted April, A Passage to India, Carrington, and especially A Room with a View, this is a side-splitter. Though aiming mostly at Merchant-Ivory films, this piece takes on that entire category of films centered on the lives and loves of stuffy late-Victorian and Edwardian Brits of the upper class. Some of the gags are film specific like Edward opening his window in Rome to find a brick wall or character names like Reverend Dweeb. Others, like Emily's panicked flight through a hedge maze the size of closet are broader. I found the entire cast, especially Prunella Scales as Aunt Agnes, to be spot-on perfect. It helps that Scales and West (as Edward) were actually featured in Howards End. Peter Ustinov is also grand as batty Horace. Whether you love or hate this kind of movie, Stiff Upper Lips is a kick.


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