Smith and Smith (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

Smith and Smith

Dry self-deprecation and an irreverent take on immortality

Some flimsy premises provide the platform for two men named Smith to come together. James W Smith talks of life and its problems (mainly children) in dry self-deprecation, though the pathos rarely pays off. Daniel Smith does, however, seem more at ease with his irreverent take on immortality, but these Smiths are more late 90s Morrissey solo than The Queen Is Dead.

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Smith and Smith: A Matter of Life, Death and Middle-Distance Running

  • 2 stars

James W. Smith: orderly beard, spectacles, meaning of life, puffy athlete. Daniel Smith: unkempt beard, unimpaired vision, secret of immortality, punctual. ThreeWeeks said: 'Had the audience in hysterics'. Note: strong language Ages: 16+