Jane Asher

Jane Asher

Jane Asher Quick Links

News Pictures Film Quotes RSS

Jane Asher arrives at the Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Terry Wogan. Friends, Family and colleagues gather at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the life of much loved broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan who died January 2016 - Tuesday 27th September 2016

Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Jane Asher

Jane Asher - Celebrities arrive at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards at the Savoy Hotel in London at The Savoy Hotel, South Bank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th June 2016

Jane Asher
Jane Asher and Gerald Scarfe

Jane Asher - The Costa Coffee Book Awards 2016 at Quaglino's - Red Carpet Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th January 2016

Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Jane Asher

Gerald Scarfe and Jane Asher - London Collections: Men S/S 2016 - One For The Boys Fashion Ball held at the Roundhouse - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 12th June 2015

Gerald Scarfe and Jane Asher

Jane Asher - Celebrities arrive at the Royal Northern College of Music for the Manchester Theatre Awards 2015, a celebration of the very best of theatre in Greater Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 13th March 2015

Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Jane Asher

I Give It A Year Review


Good

Not so much a rom-com as an anti-romance comedy, this brightly amusing British film makes us laugh fairly consistently, although the story itself is pretty grim. It's also a problem that the plot and characters are contrived and inconsistent. Even so, there's enough jaggedly hilarious humour in here to make it worth a look, complete with a superior cast that knows how to make the very most of even the smallest role.

The film opens with the lavish wedding of Josh and Nat (Spall and Byrne), although their friends and family not-so-secretly wonder if the marriage will last. Over the coming months, Josh's best mate Danny (Merchant) tries to distract them with inappropriate jokes, but the tension between relatives Naomi and Hugh (Driver and Flemyng) only reminds them how much work marriages require. After nine months, they begin seeing a therapist (Colman) who encourages them to try to make it to their first anniversary. But Josh is thinking about rekindling romance with an ex (Faris), while Nat is falling for the charms of a sexy client (Baker).

Essentially a collection of comedy set-pieces, the plot lurches around in search of ways to lampoon relationships, often in the rudest way possible as people say the worst things at the wrong times. Along the way there are some hilarious sequences, such as a humiliating game of charades or a ridiculous attempt at a threesome. Each set-up is are seized upon by expert improvisors like Merchant and Key (as a pessimistic insurance salesman). And the funniest moments in the film belong to Colman, who makes the most of every scene-stealing opportunity, and Driver, who expertly delivers a constant stream of withering insults.

Continue reading: I Give It A Year Review

Death At A Funeral Review


Very Good
Frank Oz, better known as the voice of Yoda and Miss Piggy, has settled into the director's chair quite frequently in his career, even dabbling in comedy on occasion. At the helm of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, he paired Steve Martin and Michael Caine to comedic effect, ditto Martin and Eddie Murphy in Bowfinger. Death at a Funeral sees him working without stars, but the comedy doesn't really seem to suffer.

The film begins with a very funny gag involving the opening of a casket, not the easiest moment in life from which to wring humor. With it, we are introduced to Daniel (Matthew MacFayden), who is about to bury his father. With the aid of his wife Jane (Keeley Hawes) he must accommodate a gaggle of guests pre-loaded with neuroses.

Continue reading: Death At A Funeral Review

The Masque Of The Red Death Review


OK
Overheated but well produced, this Corman extravaganza has Price in one of his most evil of roles, as a medieval prince who has made a deal with the devil, thus freeing him to torture all his subjects. Ultimately far more silly than scary.
Jane Asher

Jane Asher Quick Links

News Pictures Film Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Actor


Jane Asher Movies

I Give It a Year Movie Review

I Give It a Year Movie Review

Not so much a rom-com as an anti-romance comedy, this brightly amusing British film makes...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.