Watched Oct 11, 2005
Karen Krizanovich’s review:
When nasty TV chef Felix Limb (Goodman) finally drinks himself into losing his cookery show along with his wife and his girlfriend, his day gets worse. He still has a dinner party to prepare, entertaining his disgruntled women, a celebrity author and other nightmare guests. To make matters worse, two gunmen crash the party, mistaking Limb's house for their proper target. From that point on, this lopes into a farce, eventually rolling into a three-day police siege, a woman writing kidnapping demands on her naked torso and lots of bedroom shenanigans between those trapped inside Limb's home. Studded with with snappy if obvious jokes, Stuke and Goodman's comic timing makes this moderate comedy better than it should be. White, however, comes out on top in the acting stakes, proving that comedy often requires more acting skill than drama; in fact, White won a festival award for her role here.