Well, I saw "Peter's Friends". I happen to own it and it was one choice considering I did not get to the library in time for closing and my DVD player is pretty well shot. I have seen this film several times before, and some say it is the British answer to "The Big Chill". It is not the best movie I have watched but I do enjoy it, and I get a lot of laughs from it; and some of the lines are very funny, has that quick English type wit and humor.
This film stars some real noteworthies:
Kenneth Branagh (who also directed it), Emma Thompson (his then wife), Hugh Laurie, Rita Rudner (who wrote the script), Imeda Staunton, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Phyllida Law (who is Emma Thompson's real life mother), and last but not least the great Stephen Fry ---wow, what a cast! So interesting to see them all in one film in their early days and all have gone on to stardom. I think I appreciate the viewing of this film after several times around. Some have commented, such as on Amazon, that they actually liked this film better than it's American counterpart, "The Big Chill"...I think to some extent I agree. It has more style and is quite hilarious at times but also has a lot of serious touching moments, like the couple who lost one of their twins, coming to an understanding between them and tenderness. The characters interact well and this is interesting to observe....very much like a play and this is a big part of it's charm. I hate rating movies so I will just say it is a very enjoyable and entertaining film.