An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)

MIKE NEWELL

Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB

United Kingdom, 1995.   British Broadcasting Corporation, British Screen Productions, Portman Productions, Wolfhound Productions.   Screenplay by , based on the novel by .   Cinematography by .   Produced by .   Music by .   Production Design by .   Costume Design by .   Film Editing by .   

plays an actress in 1947 Liverpool who auditions and gets work in a local theatrical production company. She finds herself working with a has-been great actor () and a foppish director (), who spends too much of his time gaggling at the little boys in his plays. She has an affair with Rickman, and we’re left wondering why we are even watching. This film is flat and not in the least bit funny.

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