All good clean fun then for the pair variously described as "zany", "slapstick", "madcap" and - at least by Sally Williams, the recipient of Barry's e-mails, "a slimebag
and a sleaze ball who could have wrecked my life".
Ifans gives good slimebag
. And while Ulliel will no doubt peeve those looking for a junior Hopkins act-alike, he does bring intelligence and poise to a role that strays too little from one menacing, supercilious note.
They're wondering - not unreasonably - how you'd cope if you encountered not one slimebag
but a gang of them, while on your own.
- Gary Windass, fresh out of prison and raring to avenge himself on the slimebag
who put him behind bars?
From his performance as a German megalomaniac terrorist in Die Hard to his memorable role as the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Alan Rickman has perfected the art of the evil slimebag
In other words a randy old slimebag
in need of dental surgery, with a face like a robber's dog and a love of Chelsea.
Dermot Collins, 23, from Rathmines, Dublin, said: "He should stick to writing about football, although he's a bit of a slimebag
at that too."