Reviewed byberesfordjdVote: 3/10/10
Kelsey Grammar is, to my mind, a genius of a comic actor. This is based, of course, on his bravura performance on what was possibly the bestever sitcom - Frasier. However he just does not seem to work on the bigscreen. Breaking the Bank is awful in almost every respect. Thecombination of American and English humour just does not work. The castof the movie are seasoned performers with good work in their CV's butthis film is not a good addition to them. Tamsin Grieg, Matthew Hornecan be great but seem to be phoning it in here. Kelsey Grammar is thebest thing in the film but with such a lousy script he is given littlechance to show what he can do. Kelsey seems bound to be tied to thesmall screen - Cheers, Frasier and Boss were all successful ventures -Frasier is legendary, but his large screen outings seem all to havebeen failures, apart from his Toy Story voiceovers.
Reviewed byjencliffVote: 1/10/10
I saw a private preview of this film with some friends. In my opinionwe all thought this was one of the worst films we'd ever seen ! KelseyGrammar, what possessed you, with all your millions and youroutstanding comic performances in Frasier to appear in this Z film ?Beyond me ! We had to stay until the end of the film as obviously as aninvited audience one could not leave, when the credits came up I lookedround and my friend was already at the exit ! When I saw the plug forthis film on The Graham Norton Show that this film had actually beenreleased I was in shock ! A vague memory of the plot escapes me, themain thing was watching Kelsy Grammar in a really cringeworthy film.
A truly dire film.
Reviewed bystudioATVote: 1/10/10
After all his years on 'Cheers' and 'Frasier' you'd think that KelseyGrammar would know a good script from a bad one. Obviously not becausehe has popped up in this poor film, that after a very brief cinemaouting has gone straight to DVD here in the UK.
And quite rightly so. Grammar may be the best thing in it by a mile,but come on, this is as weak as it gets. The plot is daft, the jokessilly - I think I lasted about half an hour and then gave up.
What is quite funny though is the 'making of' documentary, in which thewriter and producer seem to be of the belief that they've come up witha British comedy that will rival the output of Richard Curtis and theEaling comedies of days gone by. Sorry fellas, you weren't even close.
I can see why Grammar wants to make it on the big screen, but thisisn't the film in which he'll do it.
With ruthless US and Japanese investment banks circling Tuftons, a struggling two-hundred-year-old, family-run British bank, can its bumbling, incompetent chairman, Sir Charles Bunbury, fend off the onslaught and save the bank?