The Search for John Gissing

The Search for John Gissing

DVD - 2008
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An American businessman travels to London with his wife under the pretext that he is to consult on a business merger, however he is really there to replace his British counterpart. In response, the British businessman does everything in his power to make the stay of the American and his wife as unpleasant as possible.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment, c2008.
Branch Call Number: FIC Searc 6998mv 1
FIC Searc 6998mm 1
FIC Searc 6998ul 1
FIC Searc 6998tc 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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CalicoJack
Jul 16, 2009

This disappointing film definitely starts off as a dud: Mike Binder & Janeane Garofalo play a couple who must survive a series of barely comedic practical disasters on arrival in England. (Part of the problem here is that Garofalo, who shines as stronger characters, seems ill-suited to the role of companion & helper. The couple's droning hysterics about American chauvinism & travel phobia are also annoying.) The laughs improve somewhat once Alan Rickman enters the fray & the focus switches to satirizing corporate politics. But the plot remains unbalanced, since several of the kinkier supporting characters are more compelling than the main action, & its denouement is downright dumb.

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PatrickT
May 19, 2009

Decent comedy. Some parts are quite well done but other parts are a bit silly and unnecessary. Gets off to a slow start but does eventually warm up.

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ralwal
Feb 06, 2009

Enjoyed this movie - light, entertaining and Alan Rickman is always good

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