A FEW LESS MEN
Director: Mark Lamprell
Screenwriter: Dean Craig
Runtime: 92 mins
Australian release date: 9 March 2017
Previewed at: Event Cinemas, George Street, Sydney on 28 February 2017
Sometimes less is more and the less said about Mark Lamprell’s A Few Less Men, the better.
This sequel to Stephan Elliot’s A Few Best Men carries on where its predecessor left off and succeeds in falling further into the abyss of smutty, cringe-worthy nonsense created in the first effort. Why anyone would let screenwriter Dean Craig, who was responsible for A Few Best Men’s script, near another version of the same thing is a mystery to many. One can only assume that the bucks from ancillary outlets made it worth it because I don’t remember A Few Best Men making it big at the box office.
The one thing redeeming it is its locations and Steve Arnold’s cinematography. What adds to the mystery is the fact that some very good Aussie actors like Sacha Horler, Deborah Mailman, Shane Jacobson, Jeremy Sims and Lynette Curran came on board. Maybe they all wanted a trip to WA? Who knows? One must assume they had fun making A Few Less Men but, regrettably, the joke is on us!