DVD: A Bunch of Amateurs (15)

Click to follow
The Independent Culture

Good performances from Imelda Staunton, Derek Jacobi and Samantha Bond make this a watchable film, which fares better on the small screen.

When waning action star Jefferson Steel (Burt Reynolds) is dispatched to Stratford to play the lead in King Lear he's expecting the RSC. Instead he finds himself staying in a village B&B in Stratford St John, with no mini-bar and a barn for a stage. Desperate attempts by the locals to keep the narcissistic Steel happy, and their theatre open, include converting their mobile library into a makeshift trailer. Despite coming close to cringeworthy in some faux-Shakespeare scenes the very Brit humour pulls this through. wil treasure