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Rather English Marriage
     

A Rather English Marriage

2.5 2
Director: Paul Seed

Cast: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Joanna Lumley

 
A sort of mannered, British version of The Odd Couple (1970), this drama won four of the seven major BAFTA Awards for which it was nominated. Albert Finney stars as Reggie Cunningham-Jarvis, a former Royal Air Force squadron leader who is utterly debilitated by the death of his wife, allowing his estate to decay. At the suggestion of a social worker, Reggie is

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A sort of mannered, British version of The Odd Couple (1970), this drama won four of the seven major BAFTA Awards for which it was nominated. Albert Finney stars as Reggie Cunningham-Jarvis, a former Royal Air Force squadron leader who is utterly debilitated by the death of his wife, allowing his estate to decay. At the suggestion of a social worker, Reggie is paired with Roy Southgate (Tom Courtenay), a retired milkman, orderly homebody, and fellow recent widower. Roy moves in and begins caring for Reggie's manor, and an unlikely friendship between the two men develops, although Reggie treats Roy more as a servant than a roommate. Their relationship becomes tested, however, with the arrival of Lizzie Franks (Joanna Lumley), a shop owner hoping to seduce Reggie for his riches.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/2009
UPC:
0741952666691
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Koch Vision
Time:
1:44:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Albert Finney Reggie Cunningham-Jarvis
Tom Courtenay Roy Southgate
Joanna Lumley Lizzie Franks
John Light Younger Reggie
Katie Carr Younger Mary
Iain Jones Younger Roy
Caroline Carver Younger Grace
Ursula Howells Mary
Mandy Hope Adjoa Andoh
Jeremy Clyde Vivian
Emily Morgan Sabrina

Technical Credits
Paul Seed Director
Andrew Davies Screenwriter
Gavin Finney Cinematographer
Alex Graham Executive Producer
Jim Greenhorn Sound/Sound Designer
Cordelia Hardy Asst. Director
Henry Harris Art Director
Dave King Editor
Jim Parker Score Composer
Michael Pickwoad Production Designer
Frances Tempest Costumes/Costume Designer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Joanna Willett Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Rather English Marriage
1. Meeting In a Hospital [6:54]
2. Beautiful Service [5:31]
3. Bring Back My... [8:10]
4. Darling Reggie [10:32]
5. Liz [9:27]
6. Arrangement [7:12]
7. Dancing [5:41]
8. Another Bloke [7:57]
9. At Peace Now [4:27]
10. Dinner [14:16]
11. Official Engagement [18:58]
12. End Credits [1:24]

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A Rather English Marriage 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
IsabellaLongstaff More than 1 year ago
This is a rather charming - yet with the typical tongue in cheek British sense of humor - film. It is very entertaining - and has a lesson in the end. It is superbly acted as only the British actors can do. This is not a traditional role for Joanna Lumley - though she does a wonderful job. Long after viewing the film you will find yourself smiling at the different scenarios - and wondering, why didn't I say that? Most importantly, as the film progresses, don't make-up you mind that you know how it will turn out - you will be delightfully surprised. Take a chance on this one - you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago