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American Friends [1991] by kristinekm on 17 May 2005 12:30am
 
I have seen most of the movies Palin appear in but not American Friends.

I only found it as used (I'm not that fond of probably curled used tapes) or at some obscure expencive place - is a more thorough search worth it???

yours humbly,
Kristine

 
Re: American Friends [1991] by canaveralgumby on 17 May 2005 4:42am
 
MY OPINION is that it was NOT very entertaining or interesting, which is unfortunate, because it is based on the true story of MP's great-grandpartents. I'd give it 2 1/2 stars out of 5.
 
Re: American Friends [1991] by harvey123 on 17 May 2005 9:56am
 
i watched 'A Private Function' starring Michael Palin its been out years but only got round to watching it the other day i got it off the online blockbuster service ... i found it really funny
~Nicola
 
Re: American Friends [1991] by Diamond on 17 May 2005 10:01am
 
American Friends is lovely Kristine - i really enjoyed it but others may not opinions can vary - very simplistic story - you can get it on e bay perhaps - does the library where you live have a copy -
 
Re: American Friends [1991] by kristinekm on 17 May 2005 2:19pm
 
Lyn, my Danish library does not do much in such movies.
Not even our huge state and university library has it :(

Checked Ebay they only got "THE AMERICAN FRIEND" a PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, nah not for me :)

Lyn and canavaralgumby, is it comparable with other of MP's movies? It would help me find out if I'd like it (though I must admit I'm addicted to everything MP appears in)

Kristine
 
Re: American Friends [1991] by Dr. Piglet on 17 May 2005 2:59pm
 
i have been trying to find this for a while. i would be interested in seeing it purely for the michael connection - it was written by him and that's good enough for me. i think this is a film that is particularly close to his heart so i would like to view it for that reason alone. (because in case you haven't already noticed, i'm a huge sap and a sucker for paliniques)

look! i invented a word!

*bleats*
 
Re: American Friends [1991] by canaveralgumby on 17 May 2005 5:47pm
 
Like I said, just my opinion. If you're curious enough and it's on your mind, you should see it.

It is a romantic drama, not a comedy, no silliness in it, so I'd have to say it is UNLIKE MP's other movies.

And this is a fact, NOT me making "sexually oriented" comments, but he DOES get naked and it is quite smashing.

 
Re: American Friends [1991] by harvey123 on 17 May 2005 5:54pm
 
lol..
 
Re: American Friends [1991] by purple on 17 May 2005 8:17pm
 
I've seen it hanging around my local rental shop and thought it was quite a sweet movie when I saw it.
It was a bit too slowly paced for me but if you like a good bonnet drama, then I recommend. Michael really can play such serious roles extremely well (plus, he looks so gorgous in period costume).
There was one silly moment though, where the university is putting on a production of "King Lear".
 
Re: American Friends [1991] by Louise on 17 May 2005 11:53pm
 
I`ve seen it available on DVD ...
Oh Cori, really ;-)
 
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