Directed by English theatrical wunderkind
Kenneth Branagh (HENRY V, DEAD AGAIN), PETER'S FRIENDS is a kind of English version of Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 reunion drama, THE BIG CHILL. Though not as affecting as the Kasdan film, it's infinitely zanier.
A pseudo-somber voiceover sets the tone: "There are some friends you are wedded to because of love, trust ... or simple embarrassment." Over the opening credits, we see Peter (Stephen Fry) and his motley crew of friends staging a ridiculous (and unappreciated) musical revue at a formal New Year's
party. It's 1982, their last time together before graduating.
After ten years pass (shown via fleeting newsreel...