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Fourplay (2001)

Londinium (original title)
Set in London, the film follows the intertwining relationships of two couples, who spend much of their time together, both when working and in private.

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Mike Binder

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Mike Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Binder ... Ben Greene
Colin Firth ... Allen Portland
Mariel Hemingway ... Carly Matthews Portland
Irène Jacob ... Fiona Delgrazia
Stephen Fry ... Nigel Steele (Therapist)
Jack Dee ... Glen
Stephen Marcus ... Davey
Christopher Lawford ... Davis
Michael Meader Michael Meader ... Sitcom Husband
David Reid David Reid ... Assistant Director
Fabien Riggall Fabien Riggall ... Sitcom Son
Gordon Sterne Gordon Sterne ... Color of My Life Actor
Kerry Appleyard Kerry Appleyard ... Ben's Assistant
Tony Allen Tony Allen ... Rabbi
Michael Deaton Michael Deaton ... Minister
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Storyline

Allen, the British producer of a successful TV show, is married to beautiful Carly, the star of his show. Ben is a young American, hired to write the script for their show, falls in love and marries sexy French girl Fiona, a make up artist for the show. They all live in London and spend much of their time - both at work and in private - together and it isn't long before they each have an affair with the partner of the other.

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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USA | UK

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English | French

Release Date:

2 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fourplay See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Irène Jacob and Colin Firth have previously appeared together in My Life So Far (1999) where Jacob also played a French woman. In both films Firth's character cheats on his wife with Jacob's character. See more »

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References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

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Unbelievably bad story!
5 December 2003 | by darkteilaniSee all my reviews

This movie is just crap! It's pointless, it isn't funny.

I just finished watching and write this in very fresh memory of this disappointing experience.

Not even Colin Firth manages to rescue some part of it. And since I'm a complete Firth-Lunatic, that's a weighty conclusion.

I can't even finally decide which movie is worse: The Playmaker or Londinium. Playmaker had at least the comfort of some very hot scenes under the shower which saved some of it. But this movie lacks any comfort of any kind.

And since in Germany you can only get it dubbed you cannot even listen to his beautiful voice but get this silly boyish dubbing voice.

The only slightly amusing scenes are those where Fiona and Allen try to solve their problems by consulting a therapist (Stephen Fry).

Well, actually it had some unintentional irony in it when Ben sees his play ruined by Carly (with the dying scene which was just illogic and silly). It was like "art imitating art" if this comparison might be allowed.. Though "art" might not be the right word for it.....

This movie is an utterly useless and completely unsuccessful attempt to do a Woody Allen Movie without the spirit, the wit and the timing of Woody Allen.

Over and over again I was just asking myself "WHAT??? You can't possibly be serious!!!"

Could anyone just explain to me PLEASE why those sudden outbreaks of hooliganism by Allen beating up everybody everytime outside the pub without any reason and doing innocent small talk during and after the act are supposed to be funny????That's not even weird, it's just stupid, silly, idiotic.....

Dear Fellow-Firthies, I know we all want to know every movie of ODB but I sincerely recommend to leave it to the very last, when there is no other Firth-movie left to watch (which I pray will never be!).

If curiosity overcomes you and you have to watch it before nevertheless be prepared and do have some good ODB-moments at hand to soothe the stale aftertaste....


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