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Fourplay (2001)

Londinium (original title)
Set in London, the film follows the intertwining relationships of two couples, who spend much of their time together, both when working and in private.

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Mike Binder

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Mike Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Binder ... Ben Greene
Colin Firth ... Allen Portland
Mariel Hemingway ... Carly Matthews Portland
Irène Jacob ... Fiona Delgrazia
Stephen Fry ... Nigel Steele (Therapist)
Jack Dee ... Glen
Stephen Marcus ... Davey
Christopher Lawford ... Davis
Michael Meader Michael Meader ... Sitcom Husband
David Reid David Reid ... Assistant Director
Fabien Riggall Fabien Riggall ... Sitcom Son
Gordon Sterne Gordon Sterne ... Color of My Life Actor
Kerry Appleyard Kerry Appleyard ... Ben's Assistant
Tony Allen Tony Allen ... Rabbi
Michael Deaton Michael Deaton ... Minister
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Storyline

Allen, the British producer of a successful TV show, is married to beautiful Carly, the star of his show. Ben is a young American, hired to write the script for their show, falls in love and marries sexy French girl Fiona, a make up artist for the show. They all live in London and spend much of their time - both at work and in private - together and it isn't long before they each have an affair with the partner of the other.

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fourplay See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Irène Jacob and Colin Firth have previously appeared together in My Life So Far (1999) where Jacob also played a French woman. In both films Firth's character cheats on his wife with Jacob's character. See more »

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Referenced in Creating 'The Upside of Anger' (2005) See more »

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Good way to blow off some steam!
7 February 2003 | by mimacdon4See all my reviews

I found this a delightful study of relationships. It is a foursome ensemble cast of Colin Firth, Mariel Hemingway, Mike Binder and Irene Jacobs. It begins with Mike Binder arriving in London to work as a writer on set of Carly's (Mariel Hemingway) show that is produced by her husband Allen(Colin Firth). Mike Binder is introduced to makeup artist Fiona (Irene Jacobs) and they start a relationship. Carly and Allen look on to their friends passionate relationship and find something lacking in theirs. Mike Binder, never satisfied, looks to Carly for an affair when a real relationship with Fiona becomes too much work.

Allen is more than willing to oblige Mike and dally with Irene and they meet at a country Inn with paper thin walls. Carly and Mike are in the next room confirming the infidelity. Very funny.

I also enjoyed the farcical fight scenes with Allen pummeling his chums apologizing all the while continuing to beat the life out of them. The therapist scenes with Stephen Fry are hilarious.


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