Sunday, February 20, 2011

#314: A Fish Called Wanda

1988, TSPDT Rank #778

This film is usually made out to be a pure British comedy, but that notion is not actually so. It's a very good blend of British and American comedy, which takes a little while to get off the ground, but once it does, it never slows down. The most hilarious scenes in the movie are the ones involving the strange "love triangle" between Jamie Lee Curtis, "brother" Kevin Kline, and John Cleese of Monty Python, who plays a barrister defending the member of a heist group (which Curtis and Kline were part of) whom Jamie Lee was also playing for money. It should be apparent already that Ms. Jamie Lee gets her fair share of action in the movie (wink wink, nudge nudge). Michael Palin is also here as an animal lover and failing hit man with a stutter. It almost feels like a partial Python reunion, er.... plus Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline. There's nothing else I really can say, and I may have said to much. It's a funny movie that speaks for itself.

(Rating: 7/10)

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