Ron Anderson: Listen, Dexter, is there something troubling you? Something that you would like to talk to someone about?
Dexter: Well, yes, as a matter of fact there is...
Ron Anderson: Then for fuck's sake talk to someone about it, will you? And sort it out before I sack you and hire a lobotomized monkey to play your role. Okay?
Dexter King (Jeff Goldblum
) is an American actor working in London. For the last six years he has played "The Tall Guy", a straight man to annoying, egotistical, and outright abusive stage comedian Ron Anderson (Rowan Atkinson
). Fired by Anderson for improvising, he fails a few auditions, commiserates with his nymphomaniac housemate (Geraldine James), meets and falls in love with beautiful nurse Kate Lemon (Emma Thompson
), and finally lands the role in a musical adaptation of The Elephant Man
. Referred to by critic Roger Ebert
as a "sweet, whimsical and surprisingly intelligent comedy"; it has what is very likely the funniest and most unintentionally destructive bedroom scene
in the history of film.
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