Ah, the British - so funny and civilized. Dawn French is a SCREAM in this film - absolutely brilliant! Joanna Lumley is a riot and almost unrecognizable from her Absolutely Fabulous persona. It's an interesting blend of humor and drama. Loved Jennifer Saunder's character - so subtle - and her comment on Sting's lute playing - great delivery.
I read these reviews and was wildly disappointed with the show. I kept waiting for the good stuff to start....gave up at the end of the second episode. Nobody was particularly funny, or interesting. Joanna Lumley mugging and sucking her teeth (a la Patsy in Ab Fab) just doesn't cut it.