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My Last Five Girlfriends

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2009
  • Julian Kemp
  • 83 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Duncan navigates the unsteady world of romance and relationships, going through five girlfriends in four years. Unfortunately, none of them turn out well.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Based loosely on philosopher Alain de Botton's novel Essays in Love, this ragged, low-budget romantic comedy is essentially one long flashback during the suicidal last moments of romantic failure Duncan (Brendan Patricks). By glancing back into Duncan's past love life, director Julian Kemp treads similar ground to ((500) Days of Summer, but does so in a contrived visual style coupled with an overlong narrative and extremely low production values. The attempts at being witty end up being more gimmick than skill, and produce stereotypical characters depicted by average performances. Actors such as Naomie Harris and Jane March aren't given the material or direction with which to shine, while leading man Patricks strains under the weight of the whole storyline. Only a surprising cameo by Michael Sheen as an American detective briefly brightens an otherwise below-average offering.

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Credits

Cast

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Duncan AndersonBrendan Patricks
GemmaNaomie Harris
RhonaCécile Cassel
WendyKelly Adams
OliveJane March
NatalieEdith Bukovics
Detective BurnamMichael Sheen
Detective ListerChris Gascoyne
Rollercoaster AlanMark Benton
Johnny BallJohnny Ball

Crew

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DirectorJulian Kemp

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2010-03-19
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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