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Stephen Merchant

Movie 43 (2013)

I'm not crediting everyone individually here, because it would just take too long, but Movie 43 puts together a decent list of names both behind and in front of the camera. It's a comedy movie made up of sketches, connected by a framing…

I Give It a Year (2013)

There was a time when romantic comedies were the shining crown jewel in the British film industry. Thanks to hits such as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones' Diary (2001), the Brits found a way of being uniquely funny - mainly by…

Tooth Fairy (2010)

Dwayne Johnson stars in this family film as an ice hockey player known as The Tooth Fairy, thanks to his talent for slamming opposing players so hard that they lose teeth. When he almost tells his girlfriend’s daughter that the tooth fairy…

Hall Pass (2011)

1998 was a long time ago. This is the key fact that Hall Pass reinforces, the Farrelly Brothers once again failing to live up to the promise of their earlier work. Hall Pass is actually a more ambitious gambit from an emotional standpoint…

Hall Pass (2011)

The Farrelly Brothers' new comedy, Hall Pass, is about grown men having trouble moving on and is made, without irony, by a pair of grown film-makers who also seem to be having trouble moving on. In that way it resonated sharply with me:…