Run For Your Wife
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Run For Your Wife
John Smith is a taxi driver and the happiest man in the world. He loves his job, he loves his wife and he loves South London where they live and he also loves North London where he lives with his other wife. And his wives love him because he's the sweetest, most lovable, most cheerful husband in the world. Perfect! Until one day he does something heroic by saving an old bag lady from two young muggers. John's ideal existence is immediately threatened by the press, the police and his best friend Gary, who, in attempting to help John cover up his marital deception, only achieves further… More
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"Run for the exit."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"British farces work on stage, but usually feel agonisingly stupid on screen. And this is a worst-case scenario, as playwright Cooney adapts his classic 1983 farce without even the slightest adjustment for the cinema."
‑ Rich Cline,
"I appreciate Run For Your Wife is supposed to be dumb, but rarely has a film aimed so low and missed its target so woefully."
‑ Grant Rollings, Sun Online
"A bizarre, ill-advised antediluvian folly. Like Jurassic Park."
‑ Adam Lee Davies, Little White Lies
"So poorly executed and the material so hopelessly dated that it traduces its (sort of) honourable origins as a theatrical farce to become nothing less than utterly farcical."
‑ Miles Fielder, The List
"It's hard to believe that the play could have warranted a 9-year theatrical run in 1983. I guess the past really is a foreign country. One populated exclusively by toddlers."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
"Unfortunately, there's no irony or retro self-awareness about this adaptation, which is played as if the last 30 years simply haven't happened."
‑ David Aldridge, Radio Times
"The trouser-dropping 80s stage farce finally hits the big screen with Danny Dyer, to kill off any remaining British self-respect."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Run for Your Wife is undoubtedly corny, thanks to a bad script, dreadful acting and lack of comic value, but this British comedy is surprisingly quite watchable."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
"Hopelessly dated, poorly executed material."
‑ Allan Hunter, Screen International
"Truly dire. An offensive, witless farrago... The film's social attitudes - to homosexuality, women, marriage - appear to have been preserved in mothballs since the 1970s. Given air now, they give off an offensive odour."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"It is abysmal, dealing in outdated stereotypes that will leave you in a state of appalled amazement."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"The end result feels more like a museum relic than a zinging contemporary comedy."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"Somewhere out there is a Royal Variety show missing its line-up."
‑ Damon Wise, Empire Magazine
"Doesn't even count as a missed opportunity."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
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