Two Men Went to War

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  • PG
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 6.6  (931)
  • 57

Two Men Went to War is a British comedy-drama film set during World War II. The film is directed by John Henderson and features a cast of talented actors, including Kenneth Cranham, Leo Bill, and Derek Jacobi. The story follows the adventures of two British soldiers, Private Leslie Cuthbertson (Kenneth Cranham) and Private Frank Collins (Leo Bill), who have grown disenchanted with their mundane duties on the home front. They hatch a plan to sneak away from their barracks and carry out a daring mission: to invade and capture a German ship, single-handedly. With little more than pluck and determination, the two soldiers set out into the night, armed with a few supplies and a whole lot of bravado.

Their journey takes them across the English Channel in a small boat, landing them on the French coast where they begin their dangerous mission. Along the way, they encounter a variety of colorful characters, including a beautiful French resistance fighter and a group of bumbling German soldiers. As they navigate their way through the French countryside and into Germany, they learn valuable lessons about courage, loyalty, and the true meaning of heroism.

Leading the charge against the hapless pair is their commanding officer, Major Merton (Derek Jacobi), an army bureaucrat who is more concerned with following rules than winning the war. Merton follows the pair across the Channel, determined to bring them back to England and hold them accountable for their unauthorized mission.

The film is notable for its humor, which is sometimes broad and sometimes subtle, but always entertaining. The chemistry between Cranham and Bill is a highlight, with the two actors bringing a sense of camaraderie and adventure to their roles. Meanwhile, Derek Jacobi provides an excellent foil as the by-the-book military man, adding a touch of class and refinement to the film.

Throughout their journey, Cuthbertson and Collins face a number of challenges, both physical and emotional. They must overcome hunger, exhaustion, and a language barrier, all while evading the ever-present threat of capture by the enemy. Along the way, they also face internal struggles, as they question their own bravery and commitment to their mission.

Despite the comedic tone, the film also has a thought-provoking message about the nature of war and the lengths that people will go to in order to fight for what they believe in. While Cuthbertson and Collins are not soldiers in the traditional sense, their mission is born out of a belief that they can make a difference, that they can take a stand against the enemy, and that they can do something to contribute to the war effort. In this way, the film is a tribute to the bravery and ingenuity of the ordinary people who fought to defend their country during World War II.

Overall, Two Men Went to War is a charming and entertaining film that combines humor, adventure, and drama in equal measure. With its excellent performances and engaging storyline, it is a tribute to the spirit of wartime heroism and a touching reminder of the sacrifices made by those who fought for their country.

Two Men Went to War is a 2002 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 57.

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    6.6  (931)
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