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      A Merry War

      PG-13 1997 1 hr. 40 min. Comedy Drama List
      83% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 61% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score When successful advertiser Gordon Comstock (Richard E. Grant) abruptly walks away from his career to pursue his dream of being a poet, his path is much more difficult than expected. At first encouraged by a prior publishing of his work, Comstock has trouble finding work, and soon financial problems begin to pile up. Also frustrating is that his former co-worker and girlfriend, Rosemary (Helena Bonham Carter), seems uninterested in sex, although she does stand by him despite his struggles. Read More Read Less

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      David W A witty, quirky and very British character piece. The movie is elevated considerably by two excellent lead performances from the always reliable Grant and Bonham-Carter. A very enjoyable and thought provoking watch. Definitely recommended. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review Frances H Witty Brit flick about a stolid middle class ad man who desires to be anything but and revolts from the bourgeois pursuit of money to become a poet. Not the kind of story one would expect from George Orwell, but good, with a great cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/05/13 Full Review Audience Member Richard E Grant's character was likable untill he threw all that money away...i could no longer watch after 45 minutes because i thought he didn't deserve to be happy after that. Julia is a complete mug. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Makes you feel what it might have been like living in the 30s in Art Deco London. Orwell's an astute observer of human nature, and storyteller. Terrific musical score, too. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Strange... but the actors are good! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Richard E Grant and Helena Bonham Carter enjoy a quirky chemistry in this tale of a copywriter come poet who wants to free his creative soul. Not unlike his role in Withnail & I, Grant's performance comes very close to being melodramatic, but he pulls it off. A good date movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: A- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 3/5 Sep 15, 2005 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 3/4 Apr 24, 2002 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 20, 2005 Full Review Daniel M. Kimmel Worcester Telegram & Gazette Rated: 4/5 Feb 8, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When successful advertiser Gordon Comstock (Richard E. Grant) abruptly walks away from his career to pursue his dream of being a poet, his path is much more difficult than expected. At first encouraged by a prior publishing of his work, Comstock has trouble finding work, and soon financial problems begin to pile up. Also frustrating is that his former co-worker and girlfriend, Rosemary (Helena Bonham Carter), seems uninterested in sex, although she does stand by him despite his struggles.
      Director
      Robert Bierman
      Executive Producer
      Robert Bierman, John Wolstenholme
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 15, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $312.3K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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