This comedy drama, a sort of British version of The Big Chill (1983), was directed by Kenneth Branagh. Ten years after they were members of a music and comedy troupe at Cambridge University, a diverse group of friends in their early 30s gather at the expansive estate of Peter Morton (Stephen Fry), who's invited them there for a reunion. Among the guests are Andrew (Branagh), who has married Carol (Rita Rudner), the star of the American situation comedy he writes; lonely Maggie (Emma Thompson), who thinks she may be in love with Peter; Roger (Hugh Laurie) and Mary (Imelda Staunton), a couple in advertising who have lost a child; and single Sarah (Alphonsia Emmanuel), who's always attracted to the wrong men, including her latest boyfriend, the married Brian (Tony Slattery). Also on hand is Vera (Phyllida Law, the real-life mother of Thompson), a housekeeper who has protectively watched over Peter since childhood. Over the course of the weekend, various jealousies and fears are revealed between joyous feasts, but a startling, tragic announcement from Peter puts everyone's petty dramas into proper perspective. American stand-up comedienne Rudner wrote the screenplay with her husband, (Martin Bergmann).

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MGM
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Comedy
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English (United Kingdom) (Stereo)
Additional
Arabic (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), English (United States) (Subtitles), French (Stereo), Indonesian (Subtitles), Korean (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)

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