A Merry War
A Merry War (1998)

Based on a novel by George Orwell, this satiric comedy concerns Gordon Comstock (Richard E. Grant), an advertising copywriter who fancies himself a poet. While Gordon has published a small volume of his verse that received faint words of… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 1999
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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A Merry War is about the most important education of all - the education of the heart.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The uninspired script makes a mockery of Orwell's intentions to sympathize with an artist who is prepared to make his own way in the world.

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Steve Rhodes
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The enthralling movie has broad appeal from Dilbert fans to romantics.

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

Grant is superb as the irksome but redeemable Gordon.

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