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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jeff Goldblum
Rowan Atkinson
Emma Thompson
Directors
Mel Smith
Screenwriters
Richard Curtis
Running Time
92 minutes

The Tall Guy
The Comic Strip comes to celluloid as smoothly as Saturday Night Live did across the pond.


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Plot
A lanky American (Golblum) plays stooge to an obnoxious comedian (Atkinson) and rues his cheap, hayfever-ridden existence until a too-filthy-to-be-true nurse enters his life, bringing order, commitment and sex aplenty. All she asks from him is fidelity, which he falls emphatically short of providing.


Verdict
Mel Smith succesfully ushers his Comic Strip lewdity, and a hugely impressive cast, onto the big screen.


Reviewed by David Hepworth

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