Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.
Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.
One of Hong Kong's top motorcycle racers is forced to reevaluate his entire way of life after a serious accident and the loss of a close friend. Andy Lau plays a champion motorcycle racer ... See full summary »
Features celebrity personalities reading through the safety procedures for flying BA and encouraging people to donate to Comic Relief by putting loose change in any currency into the Flying Start envelope.
An autobiographical film about the racing life of Captain Henry "Tim" Birkin, a British gentleman racing driver of the nineteen thirties. Spectacular vintage car racing scenes. Quintessentially British, celebrating the early years of the Bentley motor car.Written by
I bought this DVD on the erroneous assumption that it was a comedy. With Rowan Atkinson as the star, my first thought was of "Mr. Bean," "Black Adder" and most of his other terrific comedic roles. Not that Atkinson can't do drama, but because comedy is what I know him for. And even the picture on the cover of the DVD, with Atkinson looking, to me, like a villainous racer -- face and coveralls covered with dirt -- had me believing it was a comedy. I never even questioned it. But when I watched it I found that it is not a comedy at all. It's actually the true story of Sir Henry Birkin, a British race car driver of the 1920s and '30s. And it was fairly interesting. Probably would be of great interest to someone more familiar with Birkin. This was the first I've heard of him. But watching Rowan Atkinson is always a treat, whether he's going for laughs or playing it serious like he does here. So, this was not what I expected, but was enjoyable thanks to Atkinson. But for anyone looking strictly for comedy, this isn't the place to look. I probably wouldn't have commented on this, if not for the fact that no comment had been submitted for it. And if there had been one, that would've been helpful when I was making a decision to purchase the DVD. So, this is for you.
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