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ChickLit (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 6 December 2016 (USA)
This is a comedy drama about four guys trying to save their local pub from closing down. The group writes a chick lit, or more specifically a "mummy porn" novel, in the style of "Fifty ... See full summary »

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Tony Britten
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christian McKay ... David Rose
Dakota Blue Richards ... Zoe
Caroline Catz ... Jen
David Troughton ... Justin
Miles Jupp ... Marcus
John Hurt ... Francis Bonar
Eileen Atkins ... Peggy Law
James Wilby ... Geoffrey
Niamh Cusack ... Claire
Cathy Tyson ... Diana
Tom Palmer ... Chris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Bell Tim Bell ... Darren
Kriss Dillon ... James Hunworth
Andrew Dunn Andrew Dunn ... TV Producer
Polly Hemingway ... Casting Director
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This is a comedy drama about four guys trying to save their local pub from closing down. The group writes a chick lit, or more specifically a "mummy porn" novel, in the style of "Fifty Shades of Grey", and it gets snapped up. The only snag, is that the publisher insists that the young female "author" does press and publicity. The guys have to keep their involvement a secret, and so engage an out of work actress to "role play" the part of the author. This leads to her becoming the star in the movie of the book. The tables are turned on the guys, and she is in control, leaving them with the awful prospect of having to secretly churn out sex novels for the foreseeable future. Written by Production

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The word's hottest new author...has a BIG secret.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ChickLit See more »

Filming Locations:

Holt, Norfolk, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,180
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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"The Hunny Bell" is the name of a real pub near Holt, England. See more »

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Gentlemen Talk
Written & produced by Alex Britten
Performed by Alex Britten
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Should have been so much better
25 November 2016 | by iantraderSee all my reviews

Oh dear. Another writer/director movie (okay, they're not all bad, just most of them.) It's a strange little film with a great idea and some class actors - including John Hurt, bless! Love him but he must have done it for the money - but in dire need of some editing, rewriting, tightening, reworking and all the other stuff you do to make a so-so movie better.

Read the blurb and within a couple of minutes of the movie you know what's going to happen. But the actors are good - hooray! - and it's probably that that made me watch to the end.

There are some nice bits of dialogue but much does not further the plot or develop character and you feel - like the characters - that you're sitting in a pub waiting for last orders to be called.

There are also some unbelievable character motivations and the writer has absolutely no knowledge of how the publishing industry works - particularly the timescale! It might have a message. I've no idea what it is but it is definitely last century! Notting Hill it's not.


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