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A Few Less Men - Film Review

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Published March 9th 2017


Prior to the 2012 release of equally low brow prequel A Few Best Men (inexplicably directed by Stephan Elliot, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) a critic from the Age declared it 'unreleasable'. In a clever and cynical stroke of genius, the producers took out a full-page ad in The Age quoting this critic....and then took 15.5 million at the box office. Of course, it then was hammered by critics.

Screenwriter Dean Craig picks up where his previous script left off. Three friends have travelled from London for their mate's wedding in the Blue Mountains. Enjoying the scenic beauty of the Aussie bush, tragedy strikes when one of the group falls off a cliff. Turns out he survives...oh, but then is crushed by a falling boulder. The three friends accompany the coffin home in a private jet, only to crash in the desert and begin a crazy journey meeting an impressive cast of Australian actors (I mean characters) along the way.

Deborah Mailman, Sascha Horler, Jeremy Sims and Shane Jacobson provide much-needed relief from the rest of film - don't watch the trailers though or you'll have already seen some of the funniest bits!

Despite all this, A Few Less Men doesn't pretend to be anything other than ridiculous and it was certainly getting some laughs - which was infectious. If you are into low brow comedy sketch style with godawful dialogue, you'll love it!
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