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Piccadilly Jim (2004)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Romance | November 2004 (UK)
Set in the 1930s, an American with a scandalous reputation on both sides of the Atlantic must do an about-face in order to win back the woman of his dreams.

Director:

John McKay

Writers:

Julian Fellowes (screenplay), P.G. Wodehouse (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Rockwell ... Jim Crocker
Frances O'Connor ... Ann Chester
Tom Wilkinson ... Bingley Crocker
Brenda Blethyn ... Nesta Pett
Allison Janney ... Eugenia Crocker
Austin Pendleton ... Peter Pett
Hugh Bonneville ... Lord Wisbeach
Tom Hollander ... Willie Partridge
Geoffrey Palmer ... Bayliss
Rupert Simonian Rupert Simonian ... Ogden Ford
Pam Ferris ... Miss Trimble
Kevin Eldon ... Wizzy Wisbeach
Nitin Ganatra ... Banje Singh
James Wallace ... Percy, Duke of Arminster
Delia Lindsay ... Duchess of Arminster
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Storyline

It's the 1930's. American sisters Eugenia Crocker and Nesta Pett are extremely wealthy and extremely competitive, with each disliking the other. Their latest quest of oneupsmanship has Nesta trying to marry off her niece by marriage, poetess turned crime novelist Ann Chester, to Lord Reginald Wisbeach, so that there will royalty in the family. This move is against Ann's wishes as she doesn't love the stuffy Lord. Meanwhile, Eugenia, now living in London, is trying to buy a royal title. Eugenia's current quest and others like it are always hindered by the notoriety of her stepson, James Crocker - better known as Piccadilly Jim, for the newspaper gossip column he used to write and the job from which he got fired - who is known as a womanizer, brawler, gambler and drunk. Jim is thinking about becoming more respectable when he meets and falls in love at first sight with a beautiful American visiting London. That woman is Ann, who hates what she knows of Jim, not only for that notoriety, ... Written by Huggo

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What's Wrong with Love?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nesta refers to Ogden as a "little nugget." This is the title of another novel by 'Piccadilly Jim' author P. G. Wodehouse. In fact, 'Jim' could be seen as a sequel of sorts to 'Little Nugget,' as the earlier book also involves the kidnapping of Ogden. See more »

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Bingley Crocker: There were no ladies backstage. If they were ladies they were in the auditorium.
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Version of Piccadilly Jim (1936) See more »

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Twentysomething
written and performed by Jamie Cullum
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A great piece of entertainment
25 October 2007 | by hfb-2See all my reviews

I really had fun watching this movie. More like a play put in a film 9few location, great dialogs, situation and imbroglio comedy) but wait what a beautiful set design, the cast is great, the plot is vaudeville's but hey what do you aspect of a movie called: Picadily Jim! You will laugh, maybe not all the time, but the movie is construct on a good tempo and should entertain you. I really like those independent movies, not trying to create a new world but just trying to give us good time without taking us for granted.

Enjoy for what it is: a great moment of laugh, smiles and intelligence.

Thank you for the film


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