King Ralph (1991)

David S. Ward directs John Goodman, Peter O’Toole and Camille Coduri in this comedy where a brash but sweet natured American accidentally inherits the British throne.

Better than its reputation, better than it has any right to be. Essentially four episodes of a well constructed teatime sitcom spliced together. Only the last section is pretty jokes free as it tries to tie up various subplots with dignity rather than farce. Goodman is fantastic value as always. The London location work is well exploited and evocative of the city I grew up in. We’ve all crammed into that Piccadilly Burger King that is now a Boots. Not game changing but gently pleasant.

6

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