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Reviewed January 11th, 2000 by Staff


Hugh Grant stars in this mobster-type comedy as Michael Felgate, an Englishman whose whole life is going to change because of his girlfriend.

Michael wants to marry his girlfriend Gina (Jeanne Tripplehorn), but when he pops the question – she says no. Michael soon finds out why Gina says no and why he’s never met her family. Michael goes off to find and meet her father Frank (James Caan) who ends up being tied to the mob. Promising Gina that he won’t let “the family” ruin their lives, they go on with the engagement.

Frank then cons Michael into using the auction house that he works in to launder mob money and that’s when things become dangerous (and hilarious). Not only must Michael keep the laundering a secret from his soon-to-be wife, but also he must keep the mobsters happy and outwit the FBI.

The video is presented in 1.85:1 anamaphoric widescreen and a pan and scan version is also included. Detail, blacks and colors all seem well done.

The audio is presented in DD 5.1 and even though this is not an explosive movie, the 5.1 soundtrack does very well. Dialogue is very clear.

Warner has included a few features on the disc: A commentary track by director Kelly Makin, production notes and a trailer.

The movie is highly entertaining (especially when you hear Hugh Grant try to talk mobsterish with this thick English accent). The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 102 minutes.


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