Stripped to its bare essentials, a copyright infringement lawsuit over "The Full Monty" seems better suited to a trial in Britain, a federal judge decided.

Judge Gary Taylor dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday and suggested that England - home to three of the defendants - would be a better place to litigate the claim.New Zealand playwrights Anthony McCarten and Stephen Sinclair alleged in a $100 million lawsuit against the movie's British producers that the film was "strikingly similar" to their 1987 play "Ladies Night."

Taylor agreed with 20th Century Fox, the only U.S. company involved, that the case should be heard in England.