Run For Your Wife

A script based on a West End smash last performed in 1991. A cast comprised of the estuary’s finest. A director who hasn’t made a film since 'Carry-On' knockoff ‘Not Now, Comrade’ in 1976. A budget well upwards of £150. What could possibly go right?

As it happens, absolutely nothing. Danny Dyer plays John Smith, the London cabbie and longtime bigamist whose double life flitting between wives Denise Van Outen and Sarah Harding threatens to come apart at the seams. Neil Morrissey plays the hapless downstairs neighbour. Christopher Biggins and Lionel Blair set the cause of gay rights back 30 years as a pair of screaming queens. A frankly mind-boggling array of second-rate panto talent – June Whitfield, Russ Abbott, Liza Goddard, Rolf Harris, Su Pollard, Cliff bloody Richard – pop up to lend a hand.

The result is not so much a film, more a nerve-shredding flashback to the darkest days of pre-PC British comedy, a time when chappies were cheeky, gays were terrifying and women divided their time between nagging and shrieking. Run for the exit.

Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Thursday February 14 2013
Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ray Cooney
Cast: Danny Dyer
Denise Van Outen
Sarah Harding

Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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simon

This sounds wonderful, I can't wait to see it. I have a feeling it's "so bad it's good" great!

Dave

Sad that the only people saying how marvellous this piece of rubbish is are people probably connected to the film. This is an example of where the British film industry is at the moment. sales agents and producers making cash by serving up garbage like this, Cockneys vs Zombies and The Sweeney. This is the trash that gets funded. Shameful

CJW

how could I not see it after that review I just hope Danny 'he's a geezer' Dyer is on his usual top form and well up for it

CJW

how could I not see it after that review I just hope Danny 'he's a geezer' Dyer is on his usual top form and well up for it

krissie

I went to the Premiere on Tuesday & was not sure what i was expecting, as i hadn't seen the play. From start to finish i was laughing out loud and so were the all people around me.It made a nice change to see Danny Dyer in another kind of role as he is very adaptable. Yes, Denise and Sarah were very good in their parts, but also Neil Morrisey, Kellie Shirley, Christopher Biggins & Lionel Blair were also big characters and should get a bit more credit.It was really good to see all the cameo's, surprised to see so many famous faces.There was no sex, bad language or drug references. I would highly recommend it, as laughter is the best medicine.

krissie

I went to the Premiere on Tuesday & was not sure what i was expecting, as i hadn't seen the play. From start to finish i was laughing out loud and so were the all people around me.It made a nice change to see Danny Dyer in another kind of role as he is very adaptable. Yes, Denise and Sarah were very good in their parts, but also Neil Morrisey, Kellie Shirley, Christopher Biggins & Lionel Blair were also big characters and should get a bit more credit.It was really good to see all the cameo's, surprised to see so many famous faces.There was no sex, bad language or drug references. I would highly recommend it, as laughter is the best medicine.