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Well, it was at least better than casino royale


This was not exactly Oscar material, but it was not nearly as bad as everyone was trying to tell me. Unlike casino royale it was watchable and actually somewhat funny.

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Amen to that. I use to see Casino Royale at least once, sometimes twice a year on TV, and I never understood why that damn movie was called a comedy. It's a bad flick from start to finish, and I can't imagine why any idiot in their right mind would like it. It's one redeeming virtue is that it has Barbara Bouchet in it, who is just outrageously gorgeous.

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Yeah I could barely finish it casino royale! It was absolutely maddening to see how a movie with one of the greatest casts in film history, and five directors including Jon Huston, turned out to be complete crap. If not the worst film I have see. It is at least the most disappointing. I do agree though that Barbara Bouchet is some fine eye candy, though then again this movie seems to be filled to the brim with attractive to unbelievably gorgeous women. Sadly even with that, no one should have to sit through CR.

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*nods in agreement*

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It's worth pointing out a few things why this movie might not appeal to an American audience. For starters, few British comedies show up on lists of the funniest films.

The British and American languages are of course similar, but a lot of common words and slang simply don't translate. The comic sensibilities are different too, thanks to cultural differences a lot of jokes can just puzzle people in either country.

Where the British excel is in physical comedy. Comics like Benny Hill, Mr. Bean and others often don't speak a word, but make hay with pantomime and slapstick, along with chases with girls and cars, etc. There are purely business reasons for this, they can take that and sell it on the continent without having to bother with expensive dubbing in a half dozen languages.

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