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  • The Undoing [DVD] [2020]The Undoing | DVD | (22/03/2021) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Grace (Nicole Kidman) and Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant), are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight, a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family. Bonus Features The Undoing Revelations Creating The Undoing Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant introduce The Undoing

  • Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 3 Part 2 [DVD] [2019]Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 3 Part 2 | DVD | (11/11/2019) from £38.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Black Panther: After tragedy forces yound Prince T'Challa to assume Wakanda's throne, he is faced with the ultimate test, putting the fate of his country and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger. Avengers: Infinity War: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the poweful Thanos. Ant-Man and the Wasp: From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp. Still reeling from the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang is enlisted by Dr. Hank Pym for an urgent new mission. He must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as they join forces to uncover secrets from the past. Captain Marvel: Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. Avengers: Endgame: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: Far From Home: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems. Added Value: 6 Original Theatrical Posters 6 Matt Ferguson Art Cards Infinity Gauntlet We Love You 3000 Art Card

  • The Night Manager [DVD] [2016]The Night Manager | DVD | (28/03/2016) from £11.75   |  Saving you £1.23 (14.04%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In Cairo at the height of the Arab Spring, hotel night manager Jonathan Pine receives a plea for help from the beautiful Sophie Alekan. As the mistress of the powerful but dangerous hotel owner, Sophie has evidence of an arms deal that could help crush the popular uprising. Compelled to do what he thinks is right, Pine makes contact with his friend at the British Embassy. But his actions unwittingly draw him into the terrifying world of ruthless arms dealer, Richard Roper. When Sophie's information makes its way to Angela Burr, a government anti-corruption agent intent on bringing down Roper's empire, a leak in her network triggers a chain of events that end in tragedy. Click Images to Enlarge

  • The Queen [2006]The Queen | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £5.41   |  Saving you £15.84 (381.69%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II in this drama set in the days following the death of Princess Diana.

  • Unlocked [DVD] [2017]Unlocked | DVD | (28/08/2017) from £3.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    NOOMI RAPACE (Prometheus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) stars in the action-thriller UNLOCKED. Once one of the CIA's top interrogators, Alice Racine's (Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed to unlock a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack in Paris. Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack. Turning to the few people she can trust as she seeks out the responsible parties as she races against the clock to prevent a deadly biological attack on the citizens of London. Alongside Rapace, the stellar cast of UNLOCKED features ORLANDO BLOOM (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, The Hobbit franchise) as enigmatic war veteran Jack Alcott, two-time Oscar-winner MICHAEL DOUGLAS (Ant-Man, Wall Street) as Alice's mentor Eric Lasch, along with Academy Award® nominees TONI COLLETTE (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense) as MI5 Agent Emily Knowles, and JOHN MALKOVICH (Red 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon) as Bob Hunter, the CIA's Director of European Operations. UNLOCKED is directed by BAFTA Award winner MICHAEL APTED (The World Is Not Enough, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the 7 Up series) based on a screenplay by PETER O'BRIEN (Halo: Reach). The film is produced by GEORGINA TOWNSLEY (Diameter of the Bomb), LORENZO DI BONAVENTURA (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Red, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), ERIK HOWSAM (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Kidnap) and CLAUDIA BLUEMHUBER (Under the Skin, The Railway Man)

  • Downton Abbey: The Finale [DVD]Downton Abbey: The Finale | DVD | (26/12/2015) from £6.29   |  Saving you £1.70 (27.03%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Final episode of the award-winning ITV costume drama following the lives and loves of those above and below stairs in an English stately home. In this special, set in late 1925 and early 1926, everyone reunites for Edith (Laura Carmichael) and Bertie (Harry Hadden-Paton)'s wedding on New Year's Eve while Anna (Joanne Froggatt) prepares to give birth. Elsewhere, Carson (Jim Carter) reveals to his wife that he suffers from a hereditary illness known as the palsy, which makes him question his role at Downton, and Lord Merton (Douglas Reith) tells Isobel (Penelope Wilton) about his own illness but retains his desire to marry her. However, his daughter-in-law Amelia (Phoebe Sparrow) keeps Isobel from seeing him. Will the year end happily for those at Downton Abbey?

  • Ant Man [DVD]Ant Man | DVD | (30/11/2015) from £5.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (16.69%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.  Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas star in this sci-fi action movie following the Marvel Comics superhero. Decades earlier scientist Hank Pym (Douglas) invented a special suit that would allow him to transform to the size of an ant and give him super strength. The ageing hero approaches petty thief Scott Lang (Rudd) and, with the help of his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Lilly), Hank trains him to become the new Ant-Man. After Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) takes over his former mentor Pym's business he produces a similar suit to be worn by the military as well as a more powerful suit for himself, transforming him into Yellowjacket. This results in chaos and it's up to Ant-Man to use both his thieving skills and his newfound abilities to save the day.

  • Planes, Trains And Automobiles [1987]Planes, Trains And Automobiles | DVD | (08/10/2001) from £5.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (166.95%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Given the presence of both Steve Martin and John Candy, one would expect this John Hughes comedy to be much, much funnier than it is. Certainly it's not for lack of effort on the part of its stars. Martin is an uptight businessman trying to get home from New York for the holidays. But one thing after another gets in his way--most of it having to do with Candy, a boorish but well-meaning boob who takes a liking to him. Together they travel all over the map; no matter how hard Martin tries to shake him, he can't. But Hughes's writing is never as sharp as it should be and this film winds up being only intermittently humorous. --Marshall Fine

  • Basic Instinct [Blu-ray] [2021]Basic Instinct | Blu Ray | (14/06/2021) from £16.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture A new restoration of Paul Verhoeven's classic 1992 erotic thriller BASIC INSTINCT. Starring Michael Douglas as Nick Curran, a hardboiled detective with a weakness for beautiful women and dangerous relationships and Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell, a stunning, enigmatic novelist with a talent for seduction and a history of relationships that end in death. As the only suspect in a controversial murder case that the detective is investigating, Catherine ignites Nick's suspicion and his passion, and he soon becomes involved in his most dangerous liaison yet. Featuring one of the most talked about scenes in film history, Basic Instinct is blistering portrayal of sexual obsession, murder and betrayal. Special Features DISC 1 Feature Audio commentary with Camille Paglia Audio commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Jan de BontBasic Instinct: Sex, Death and Stone DISC 2 An unending story - Scoring Basic Instinct Blonde Poison - The making of Cast & Crew interviews featurette Storyboard comparisons (Love scene - Car Chase - Elevator murder Screen tests (Sharon Stone x 4 - Jeanne Tripplehorn x 1)

  • Basic Instinct 4K UHD Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] [2021]Basic Instinct 4K UHD Collector's Edition | Blu Ray | (14/06/2021) from £43.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture A stunning new 4K restoration of Paul Verhoeven's classic 1992 erotic thriller BASIC INSTINCT. Starring Michael Douglas as Nick Curran, a hardboiled detective with a weakness for beautiful women and dangerous relationships and Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell, a stunning, enigmatic novelist with a talent for seduction and a history of relationships that end in death. As the only suspect in a controversial murder case that the detective is investigating, Catherine ignites Nick's suspicion and his passion, and he soon becomes involved in his most dangerous liaison yet. Featuring one of the most talked about scenes in film history, Basic Instinct is blistering portrayal of sexual obsession, murder and betrayal. Special Features Blu-ray DISC 1 Feature Audio commentary with Camille Paglia Audio commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Jan de BontBasic Instinct: Sex, Death and Stone Blu-ray DISC 2 An unending story - Scoring Basic Instinct Blonde Poison - The making of Cast & Crew interviews featurette Storyboard comparisons (Love scene - Car Chase - Elevator murder) Screen tests (Sharon Stone x 4 - Jeanne Tripplehorn x 1 ) UHD DISC Feature Audio commentary with Camille Paglia Audio commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Jan de BontBasic Instinct: Sex, Death and Stone An unending story - Scoring Basic Instinct Blonde Poison - The making of Cast & Crew interviews featurette Storyboard comparisons (Love scene - Car Chase - Elevator murder) Screen tests (Sharon Stone x 4 - Jeanne Tripplehorn x 1 )

  • Battlestar Galactica: Season 2Battlestar Galactica: Season 2 | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £9.25   |  Saving you £40.74 (81.50%)   |  RRP £49.99

    ""47 875 survivors in search of a home called Earth."" ""The cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan."" The Sci-fi Channel's hottest TV series returns as Battlestar Galactica 2.0 blasts onto DVD. As the epic second season begins the fight to save humanity rages on - even as civil war looms within the fleet between the followers of President Roslin and Commander Adama. Relive all the intensity and exciteme

  • Falling Down [1992]Falling Down | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.19   |  Saving you £9.06 (183.77%)   |  RRP £13.99

    This film, about a downsized engineer (Michael Douglas) who goes ballistic, triggered a media avalanche of stories about middle-class white rage when it was released in 1993. In fact, it's nothing more than a manipulative, violent melodrama about one geek's meltdown. Douglas, complete with pocket protector, nerd glasses, crewcut and short-sleeved white shirt, gets stuck in traffic one day near downtown LA and proceeds to just walk away from his car--and then lose it emotionally. Everyone he encounters rubs him the wrong way--and a fine lot of stereotypes they are, from threatening ghetto punks to rude convenience store owners to a creepy white supremacist--and he reacts violently in every case. As he walks across LA (now there's a concept), cutting a bloody swath, he's being tracked by a cop on the verge of retirement (Robert Duvall). He also spends time on the phone with his frightened ex-wife (Barbara Hershey). Though Douglas and Duvall give stellar performances, they can't disguise the fact that, as usual, this is another film from director Joel Schumacher that is about surface and sensation, rather than actual substance. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com --This text refers to the VHS edition of this video

  • War Of The Roses [1989]War Of The Roses | DVD | (20/08/2001) from £4.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (334.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito are reunited for a third time to fabulous effect in The War of the Roses. This is a dark, disturbing comedy of marital trauma and revenge, which couldn't be more different from their sunnier outings in Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Douglas and Turner, in career-best performances, are the materialistic, consumer-driven Roses of the title (Oliver and Barbara) whose seemingly perfect marriage has soured beyond repair; their only point of contact is their meticulously maintained dream house, which Douglas bought and Turner decorated to perfection. When Turner gets a taste of financial independence, she asks Douglas for a divorce--all she wants is the house and everything in it (aside from his clothes and shaving kit). He laughs at her and she punches him in the face. Things only get worse from there, as nasty divorce proceedings (with DeVito as Douglas's lawyer) give way to insults, threats, ruined dinner parties and pet abuse. And through it all, the Roses begin destroying their beloved home and its contents, just to spite each other. DeVito, who also directed, takes Michael Leeson's blacker-than-black screenplay and gives it a hyper-stylised spin, complete with skewed camera angles and wonderfully expressionistic cinematography (by Stephen Burum) as Douglas and Turner barricade themselves in their house, both refusing to give an inch. Shocking for a mainstream studio picture, with its unsympathetic protagonists, escalating bitterness and disturbing finale, Roses is a poisonously funny valentine to both marriage and 1980s materialism, tempered only by its framing device as a cautionary tale. --Mark Englehart, Amazon.com

  • Educating Rita [DVD] [2018]Educating Rita | DVD | (21/05/2018) from £5.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp [Blu-ray] [2018]Ant-Man and the Wasp | Blu Ray | (03/12/2018) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp. Still reeling from the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang is enlisted by Dr. Hank Pym for an urgent new mission. He must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as they join forces to uncover secrets from the past. Features: Play Movie With Intro By Director Peyton Reed Making Of Featurettes: Back In The Ant Suit: Scott Land A Suit Of Her Own: The Wasp Subatomic: Super Heroes: Hank & Janet Quantum Perspective: The VFX And Production Design Of Ant-Man And The Wasp Gag Reel And Outtakes: Gag Reel Stan Lee Outtakes Tim Heidecker Outtakes Deleted Scenes: Worlds Upon Worlds Worlds Upon Worlds With Commentary Sonny's On The Trail Sonny's On The Trail With Commentary Audio Commentary

  • Romancing The Stone [1984]Romancing The Stone | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    She's a girl from the big city. He's a reckless soldier of fortune. For a fabulous treasure they share an adventure no one could imagine. Or survive! When her sister is kidnapped by thugs searching for a priceless jewel in the Colombian jungle a romance novelist (Turner) soon finds her own life filled with cliffhangers and danger. All alone she sets out to rescue her sister and meets up with a handsome fortune seeker (Douglas) much like the charismatic hero of her books w

  • Jason And The Argonauts [1963]Jason And The Argonauts | DVD | (05/12/2005) from £5.99   |  Saving you £4.00 (66.78%)   |  RRP £9.99

    It's the story of Jason (Todd Armstrong) a fearless sailor and explorer who returns to the kingdom of Thessaly after a 20-year voyage to make his rightful claim to the throne. But to do so Jason must first find the magical Golden Fleece. He selects a crew and with the help of Hera Queen of the Gods sets sail in search of the Fleece. Jason and his crew must overcome incredible obstacles including a 100-foot bronze giant the venomous Hydra a huge creature with the heads of seven

  • Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 3 Part 2 [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Marvel Studios Collector's Edition Box Set - Phase 3 Part 2 | Blu Ray | (11/11/2019) from £47.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Black Panther: After tragedy forces yound Prince T'Challa to assume Wakanda's throne, he is faced with the ultimate test, putting the fate of his country and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger. Avengers: Infinity War: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the poweful Thanos. Ant-Man and the Wasp: From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp. Still reeling from the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang is enlisted by Dr. Hank Pym for an urgent new mission. He must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as they join forces to uncover secrets from the past. Captain Marvel: Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. Avengers: Endgame: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: Far From Home: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems. Bonus Features: 'Marvel 3.2 Bonus Disc: Black Panther: Come to Wakanda Before; Come to Wakanda After Avengers: Infinity War: The Directors' Roundtable Avengers Ant-Man and the Wasp: 10 Years of Marvel Studios: The Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Online Close-Up Magic University Captain Marvel: What Makes a Memory: Inside the Mind Frack; Journey Into Visual Effects With Victoria Alonso Each Individual Film Disc Contains: Black Panther: Play Movie With Director Ryan Coogler's Intro; Featurettes - From Page To Screen: A Roundtable Discussion; Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years - Connecting The Universe; Exclusive; Sneak Peek At Ant-Man And The Wasp; Gag Reel; Deleted Scenes; Audio Commentary Avengers: Infinity War: Intro By Directors Joe And Anthony Russo; Featurettes: Strange Alchemy, The Mad Titan, Beyond the Battle: Titan & Wakanda; Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Audio Commentary by Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Ant-Man and the Wasp: Play Movie With Intro By Director Peyton Reed; Making Of Featurettes: Back In The Ant Suit: Scott Lang, A Suit Of Her Own: The Wasp, Subatomic: Super Heroes: Hank & Janet, Quantum Perspective: The VFX And Production Design Of Ant-Man And The Wasp; Gag Reel And Outtakes: Gag Reel, Stan Lee Outtakes, Tim Heidecker Outtakes; Deleted Scenes: Worlds Upon Worlds, Worlds Upon Worlds With Commentary, Sonny's On The Trail, Sonny's On The Trail With Commentary; Audio Commentary Captain Marvel: Becoming a Super Hero, Big Hero Moment, The Origin of Nick Fury, The Dream Team, The Skrulls and the Kree, Hiss-sterical Cat-titude; Deleted Scenes: Who Do You Admire Above All Others , Starforce Recruits, Heading to Torfa, What, No Smile? , Black Box, Rookie Mistake; Gag Reel; Audio Commentary; Play Movie With Intro By Directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Avengers: Endgame: Audio Commentary; Play Movie with Intro by Directors Joe and Anthony Russo Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter's To-Do List - A Short Film; Deleted Scenes; Cast Bloopers Avengers Endgame Bonus Disc: Remembering Stan Lee; Setting the Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr.; A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America; Black Widow: Whatever It Takes; The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame; The Women of the MCU; Bro Thor; Gag Reel; DELETED SCENE: Goji Berries; DELETED SCENE: Bombs on Board; DELETED SCENE: Suckiest Army in the Galaxy; DELETED SCENE: You Used to Frickin' Live Here; DELETED SCENE: Tony and Howard; DELETED SCENE: Avengers Take a Knee Added Value: 6 Original Theatrical Posters 6 Matt Ferguson Art Cards Infinity Gauntlet We Love You 3000 Art Card

  • Educating Rita [1984]Educating Rita | DVD | (20/10/2003) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Michael Caine and the knockout Julie Walters deliver a pair of wonderful performances in this endearingly bittersweet tale of a boozily burnt-out professor's tutoring of (and subsequent tutoring by) a free-spirited hairdresser determined to improve her lot in life. The basic plot won't exactly surprise anyone who's ever seen a movie before but the ace cast (particularly Caine, who's rarely this subtle) continually finds new directions to spin off from the rather rote path. Although the end result is perhaps just a little too convinced of its own adorability to attain classic status, this remains a rarity in the genre--a feel-good film that earns its emotions honestly. A nice change of pace for director Lewis Gilbert, who is perhaps better known for his contributions to the James Bond series. --Andrew Wright

  • The American President [1995]The American President | DVD | (01/03/2010) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    What sounds like a high-concept romantic comedy pitch from hell--widower president falls for smart lobbyist while the world watches--is actually intelligent, charming, touching and quite funny. Granted, it's wish fulfilment all the way (when was the last time you saw a president who was truly presidential?) but in the capable hands of writer Aaron Sorkin (TV's Sports Night) and director Rob Reiner, TheAmerican President is incredibly enjoyable entertainment with quite a few ideas about both romance and the government. Michael Douglas stars as the president, who after three years in office starts thinking about the possibility of dating. When he auspiciously encounters cutthroat environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), sparks begin to crackle and the two begin a tentative but heartfelt romance. Of course, his job gets in the way--their first kiss is interrupted by a Libyan bombing--but darn it if these two kids aren't going to try and make it work! However, they hadn't counted on the president's Republican antagonist (Richard Dreyfuss), who starts carping about family values. The predictable plot--Douglas finally goes to bat for his lady and his country--is leavened by Sorkin's wonderful, snappy dialogue and a light touch from the usually subtle-as-a-sledgehammer Reiner. Both manage to create a believable White House-office atmosphere (with a crack staff including Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Anna Deavere Smith and Samantha Mathis) as well as a plausible and funny dating scenario. The true success of the movie, though, rides squarely on Douglas and Bening; this is unequivocally Douglas's best comedic performance (ergo his best performance, period) and Bening, usually such a good bad girl, takes a standard career-woman role and fleshes it out magnificently. You can see in an instant why Douglas would fall for her. One of the best unsung romantic comedies of the 90s. --Mark Englehart

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