Piccadilly Jim (2005) DVD (Region One – Playable in US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Beautiful picture and sound. Color Shown in original widescreen 2.35:1 Optional subtitles (close captioned) Approx. running time 1 hour 31 min.
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Frances O'Connor, Tom Wilkinson, Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Bonneville, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton and Tom Hollander. Screenplay by Julian Fellowes Based on “Piccadilly Jim” by P. G. Wodehouse Music by Adrian Johnston Cinematography Andrew Dunn Directed by John McKay
Wonderful period comedy based on the novel by P.G. Wodehouse. Jim Crocker (Sam Rockwell) is a young American journalist living in London in the 1930s, writing a column under the name 'Piccadilly Jim', and whose wild, hard-drinking antics have scandalized his mother (Allison Janney) and father (Tom Wilkinson) and ruined their chances of further climbing the social ladder into the upper classes. When he meets the refined Ann (Frances O'Connor), he is dismayed to find that she loathes 'Piccadilly Jim', and so he conceives a scheme to win her heart by posing as the upstanding son of his own butler and traveling with her to America. Staying with her eccentric family in the States, Jim's plans are thrown into further disarray when the false pretenses of the other guests become increasingly obvious.
“Piccadilly Jim” is a dizzy drawing room comedy with as many madcap entrances and exits as a French bedroom farce. Costumed and festooned to a faretheewell! - Variety