Man About the House

1974

Comedy

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Cast

Yootha Joyce as Mildred Roper
Brian Murphy as George Roper
Arthur Lowe as Spiros
Aubrey Morris as Lecturer
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English 2.0
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1 hr 30 min
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English 2.0
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24 fps
1 hr 30 min
P/S 5 / 4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chrisj-brown 8 / 10

Man about the House, a good light hearted British comedy

The entire main cast of the series are involved. The Film could be an extended episode of the series, which is always a plus in my opinion. The series has been shown regularly on Paramount 2 & UK Gold (or Granada Plus)The show always brings a smile to my face and uplifts my spirits. I think this is due to the fact that it takes me back to the simpler happy days of my youth; mind you those 70's fashion styles do make me cringe sometimes. There are some duplication of certain actors in the series. I only noticed them when I watched the repeats en bloc. Norman Eshley (actor) plays a unfaithful husband who dates Chrissy (Paula Wilcox)in one of the early episodes, then turns up as Robins (Richard O'Sullivan) brother in the last series and ends up marrying Chrissy at the end of the series. John Carlin plays Larrys (Doug Fisher) Landlord before Larry moves to the Ropers and then turns up in a later episode as a Barman in the local. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Doug Fisher. He added much to the series as Robins friend a 'Jack the Lad' character.

Reviewed by Spikeopath 5 / 10

Round the houses the writers go.

A film spin off from the hugely popular British situation comedy of the same name, it stars Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy. When a development company tries to buy all the houses in their street, flatmates Robin, Chrissy and Jo decide to help their landlords in staving off the buy out.

The material here is sadly too thin that it wastes what was always a damn fine cast. The sexy spark between Robin and the two girls is still there, and Mildred's (Joyce) sexual frustration with hubby George (Murphy) continues; with an interesting twist added a film's culmination, yet it's all very tired and short on laughs. You know you are trouble when you have to resort to a gastric stomach problem to hang your big laugh sequence on. Still, the cast are always watchable (I have been in love and lust with Wilcox since forever), while small appearances by Arthur Lowe and Spike Milligan are most welcome diversions from the poor screenplay. 5/10

Reviewed by Rrrobert 6 / 10

Flat

I have always been a big fan of the TV series Man About the House, and have in recent years watched many episodes again on DVD. They are still funny, with many laugh out loud moments.

Well I have finally seen the movie version.

All the main cast and the semi regular Doug Fisher (Larry) appear. The chemistry between the characters largely remains, but the filmed format with muted colours, wider-framed shots and no studio audience, gives the film a less intimate feel. When compared to the original video of the series, much of the warmth and cosiness seems missing.

But the film's main problem is that the story is much too thin (much the same premise as the TV episode "We Shall Not Be Moved") for a feature film. There are no real sub-plots, just the one main story which occupies all the characters. Therefore there is much padding and repetition, and the jokes and situations are all drawn out, weakening their impact and slowing the pace of the film. With the meandering pace, none of the elements really work. The jokes, drawn out within the longer scenes of a feature film, mostly fall flat.

The film opens out the action, introducing some other residents of the row of houses, but these characters (the effeminate gay couple, the lusty nympho, the kept mistress) are such obvious stereotypes that they don't really work. Likewise the location shots like Larry's hazardous driving fail to add much.

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