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 Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Something tells me this won't get a release in the U.S. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Is he any relation to Benny Hill?

And I barely recognize Julie Walters!

Glad she's getting work, but playing with-it grannies? Poor ducks...

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Is he any relation to Benny Hill?



Don't believe so. lol

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2014 - 12:30 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Something tells me this won't get a release in the U.S. big grin

A lot of people feel it shouldn't have been released in the UK either...

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2014 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

I never quite understood his stuff.

He was a doctor of medicine I think who gave it up to become a comedian. The persona is a sort of 'well meaning idiot everyman', but as far as I see, it's very much based on an old, now forgotten TV comedian from the 1960s called Harry Worth. He's just dusted down the format.

It's in the 'family-friendly reaction against satire' mode, like Mr. Bean.

But does it make people laugh? I'd be willing to bet the European mainlanders will call it 'genius'.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2014 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I never quite understood his stuff.


I was occasionally obliged to watch his "TV Burp" programme. Given the resources he had, it should have been much, much funnier. Like another comedian whose success continues to mystify me (Russell Howard) the programme comprised clips from other sources - in Hill's case the week's TV, in Howard's case the internet - and alleged funny commentary thereupon.

I've worked with many people who would be much funnier given the same material, and that's in the insurance industry, for pity's sake.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2014 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

And another thing - the chances of me paying to watch this film are exactly the same as paying to see the Keith Lemon film. Zero.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2014 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

And another thing - the chances of me paying to watch this film are exactly the same as paying to see the Keith Lemon film. Zero.

I'd pay good money NOT to have to watch either of those so-called comedies. Not being snotty or elitist-just don't get the humour in either case, nor the equally unfunny Mrs Brown's Boys.

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2014 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

And another thing - the chances of me paying to watch this film are exactly the same as paying to see the Keith Lemon film. Zero.

They would have to pay ME to see either of these! It reminds me of the 70s when the British film industry was making things like the Are You Being Aerved movie.

 
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