Rolling Stone - 08/10/1995
"...Grant does his boldest work yet....He is diabolically funny and unapologetically cruel..."
Variety - 01/30/1995
"...[The] period re-creation is strong..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/1995
"...ADVENTURE boasts some superb ensemble acting, with especially fine performances from Peter Firth...and Georgian Cates..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/21/1995
"...The best reason to see the film is for Rickman's withering portrait of a moody rotter....[He's] a stunning actor..."
A stage-struck lass gets more than her share of life lessons when she takes a job with an unconventional theatre troupe in post-WWII Liverpool. From the fey, sadistic director to the over-the-top leading man, our naive heroine treads (and stirs up) the dangerous waters of the theatre. A thoughtful dramedy from the director of "Four Weddings and a Funeral."
Description by Warner Home Video:
Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman star in director Mike Newell's (Four Weddings and a Funeral) engaging comedy about a star-struck young girl lured into the grown-up world of the theater. From a crush on the company's heartless director to her first sexual encounter with the show's biggest star, young Stella Bradshaw quickly discovers what it takes to make it in the theater. An intriguing blend of comedy and passion, this provocative story is a hilarious look at what really goes on when the lights go down.
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