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The Knack & How To Get It

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The Knack & How To Get It on DVD
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You either have it or you don't. The knack, that is, of seduction! From the director of the Beatles' movies A Hard Day's Night and Help! comes this “inventive and hilarious” (Time) romp through love and sex in 1960's London. Featuring Richard Lester's frenetic filmmaking style – careening from slapstick to serious to avant-garde – this “genuinely dazzling” (Los Angeles Times) film is a mod masterpiece!

Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanizing – with a long line of conquests to prove it – while the naïve and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), it's not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Is all fair in love and war, or can Colin get the knack and beat Tolen at his own game?

Critic reviews

“The sets by television designer Assheton Gorton only emphasise one's earlier mystification that the British cinema has not made more use of his remarkable talents.”
John Russell Taylor – Sight and Sound

“The screenplay by Charles Wood (based on the play by Ann Jellicoe) is alive, written for the cinema with as many sight gags and visual trips as can be packed or stacked into the thin little story line.”
Edward Zatlyn- Los Angeles Free Press

“Everything about the film feels genuine and uncalculated, and it finally comes across as one joyous celebration of life and of being alive.”
Ken Hanke – Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Release date Australia
August 18th, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Length (Minutes)
Dutch, English for the hearing impaired, Greek
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