Guest House Paradiso

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Tommy Griff

  • Sunday 10th June 2018, 9:18am [Edited]
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 284 posts

Couldn't find a thread for this although I know it's strictly 'Bottom', but wanted to discuss this film as a separate entity if you like.

So, is this Eddie and Richie in a parallel universe where they suddenly own and run a huge B&B but are still mostly as stupid, thick, perverted twots? Or is this Eddie and Richie's (From Bottom universe) unofficial cousins? Or are these two very similar idiots with the same humour?

Did Eddie and Richie somehow survive multiple automatic weapon gun wounds to the chest and stomach area, told by government officials to take the money and run (as killing them seemed freakishly impossible and were afraid of public backlash on the treatment of two vulnerable idiots so therefore didn't want to try to kill them any further) and end up at the Guest House?

Isn't it 'Thwaite' and not 'Twat'?

So many questions..

I remember watching this on video as it was released and finding the vomit scene unbearable as I was off school with the sickness bug.

Funniest moment for me was Richie trying on the red rubbery cat suit thing. Absolute perv LOL.

Never realised at the time of viewing that Spudgun was the drunken chef.

A few cameos from stars such as Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy and Emma Pierson (God, she is sexy).

For me, Ade Edmonsun is a complete arse for changing his mind on a Bottom reunion. Rik would have loved to have brought this back - why not? Everything else is brought back. I don't care about comebacks and for me, a comeback never ruins an original. It's a no lose thing. If a comeback works, great. If it doesn't - they tried.

Ade regrets his decision since genius Rik passed away. I think two old farts would have worked very well - even better than when they were playing 30 something year olds.

Your thoughts on the above?

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Sitcomfan64

  • Sunday 10th June 2018, 10:45am [Edited]
  • England
  • 338 posts

I really like Guest House Paradiso (apart from the vomit bit. Despite being grossly over the top I just can't stomach that sort of thing). I think the fight scene in the kitchen is the highlight, it;s a shame Ade didn't go on to direct an action film because he's got a better eye than some Hollywood directors who shake the damn camera all over the place.

As for your questions, half of them I think can be answered by the fact that Rik and Ade never wanted it called 'The Bottom Movie', that was just added onto the DVD cover. Despite ostensibly being the same characters, it isn't in the same universe as the TV series. And I know it's totally juvenile, but the candle in the eye scene is brilliant. The making of documentary is fun too

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Definitely Tarby

  • Sunday 10th June 2018, 3:34pm
  • South South West, England
  • 1,310 posts

Not seen the film for a long time so will have to get the DVD with some extras on it including said documentory. Some very funny moments and I love the scenery next to a gloomy industrial plant. For years I wondered if a cherub in the music video of Angel In My Heart by Eurythmics is Steven O'Donnell who played Spudgun in Bottom and posted it on the Bottom facebook page. It sparked a debate and it was about 50/50 on what people thought until someone who knows Steven asked him and posted a snippet of his reply that confirmed it was him. #smug

I didn't know a Bottom reunion was on the horizon but was scuppered and I'm surprised it was Ade that backed out. I can watch hours of Ade in Britain so must get the boxset.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Sunday 24th June 2018, 1:00pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 3,708 posts

Horrible. And not in the way they wanted. I'd rather watch The Young Ones' Sick for the 647085074973065434387th time than this crap again.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Sunday 24th June 2018, 4:53pm
  • South South West, England
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Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 24th June 2018, 1:00 PM

Horrible. And not in the way they wanted. I'd rather watch The Young Ones' Sick for the 647085074973065434387th time than this crap again.

But if Mel C was in it that would be the number of wanks to it, right? :P

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 25th June 2018, 3:02pm [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 3,708 posts

That is disrespectful to Mel C.
The drop from The Young Ones to this drivel is like Hey Jude to Temporary Secretary.

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LoopyTheClown

  • Tuesday 26th June 2018, 2:50am
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 65 posts

I remember a friend bringing this around and we watched it with a group of friends and the main thing I remember is her and I laughing our heads off and everyone else not laughing once, which made it funnier for us.

Haven't seen it since, would need to watch it again to really comment on it. Although I do remember that you had to kinda forget the series for it to make sense.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 26th June 2018, 7:39pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 3,708 posts

Finally got hold of the Young Ones doc. Great stuff, but it always amazes me they bring up the panned Filthy Rich..., the criminally over-rated Bottom, but never the stupendously awesome Happy Families.

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Kenneth

  • Thursday 28th June 2018, 4:47am [Edited]
  • Australia
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Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 25th June 2018, 3:02 PM

The drop from The Young Ones to this drivel is like Hey Jude to Temporary Secretary.

Perfectly put. Having been a massive fan of The Young Ones, then a tepid fan of Filthy, Rich and Catflap, I wasn't too enamored of the shouting-slapstick-is-funny style of Bottom. But on rewatching it, I found it more enjoyable, so will try Guest House Paradiso again, some day.

EDIT: Incidentally, McCartney has two new songs out (and an album to follow). You should review them.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Thursday 28th June 2018, 11:58am [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
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F**k, someone actually agrees with me on something. Better lower my standards.
I actually stopped bothering after the first series of Bum. It's strange - there are episodes of YO I could recite (but I won't. That's the kind of thing Blackadder fans do), and whole hours of B I don't even know.
Slightly off topic but I just saw a McCartney gig circa 2007 and it was awesome... Cos it was 99 per cent Beatles.