Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Director: Charles Crichton

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken, Tom Georgeson, Patricia Hayes, Geoffrey Palmer

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge, and seafood.

Plot: Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer - Archie Leach.


My rating: 10/10

Will I watch it again?  and again, and again, and again...

This is one of my top 10 comedies.  I LOVE every aspect of this picture.  The casting is top notch, the gags are hilarious and all over the place, the score by John Du Prez, everything.  Kevin Kline deserved the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.  He's hilarious.  It's rare that acting awards go to comedic performances and it's so nice that the film was rewarded with one.  I have so much love for this picture that I can't do it justice with words. 

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