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This is woeful even by the very low standards of British romantic comedy. Former investment banker David Raymond stars in his own script as a young entrepreneur who opens a detective agency with his mates, its chief purpose being to target infidelity. He makes a fortune from it, only to discover that his own parents' marriage has been clouded by suspicions of betrayal. One can only assume that Raymond's own money bankrolled this: who else would back a romcom vanity project in which the comedy has no laughs and the romance no life? The acting exists on a quite startling level of awfulness (I except History Boy James Corden), every possible inflection and nuance flattened by galumphing overemphasis; director Selwyn Roberts hands out to his cast all the rope necessary.

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