Video Review: 'Stiff Upper Lips' | EW.com

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Stiff Upper Lips Merchant Ivory films are certainly ripe for parody, but the oversexed spoof Stiff Upper Lips lacks the requisite zaniness (see Stiff Upper LipsComedyPT87MUnrated Merchant Ivory films are certainly ripe for parody, but the oversexed spoof Stiff Upper Lips lacks the requisite zaniness (see 2000-09-15Miramax Home Video
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Stiff Upper Lips

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Georgina Cates, Frank Finlay, Prunella Scales; Director: Gary Sinyor; Author: Gary Sinyor; Runtime (in minutes): 87; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Miramax Home Video

Merchant Ivory films are certainly ripe for parody, but the oversexed spoof Stiff Upper Lips lacks the requisite zaniness (see SCTV’s ”Jane Eyrehead” sketch). Scales (Fawlty Towers) has a few droll moments as she fervently tries to find a suitable husband for her niece (Cates). Unfortunately, all the crass sex jokes and gross bathroom humor will probably make you wish you were watching A Room With a View instead. C-