Look beyond the obvious comedic aspects and you'll find a wonderfully constructed, brilliantly acted film that is at once crime caper, love story and a biting satire of the many differences between yanks and brits. The movie: when interviewed about why he was disappointed in monty python's final feature film, the meaning of life, john cleese stated that if the point was to make a movie, then it's not enough jus. On the commentary track of the new double-disc a fish called wanda dvd, cleese marvels at his luck the original intent was to make an homage to ealing studios caper comedies (with ealing veteran charles crichton at the helm), but once cleese cast the canny jamie lee curtis and the fleet kevin. Very, very, very few movies are above criticism a fish called wanda is one of those movies at no point during this brilliantly funny movie did i think, 'oh, they should have done this' or 'why did they include that scene' every scene is a gem, the comedic timing is perfect, and the performances are golden in this, the.
Comedy at the very end of the closing credits is the word fin -- which is how french films say the end, but in english a fin is a part of a fish user reviews excellent film very funny 26 december 1998 | by dale86 – see all my reviews a fish called wanda is my favourite movie of all time and always will be. A fish called wanda movie reviews & metacritic score: in this zany comedy, four disparate characters (cleese, curtis, kline, palin) attempt a daring jewel he. “a fish called wanda” is the funniest movie i have seen in a long time it goes on the list with “the producers,” “this is spinal tap” and the early inspector clouseau movies one of its strengths is its meanspiritedness hollywood may be able to make comedies about mean people (usually portrayed as the. The we live film is celebrating april 2013 by doing a comedy movie review project each day for the month of april, a member from the we live film family wil.
A fish called wanda is a 1988 british-american heist comedy film directed by charles crichton and written by john cleese it stars jamie lee curtis, kevin kline and michael palin as a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader his barrister (cleese). Read the empire review of a fish called wanda find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. Work on the script that became 1988's a fish called wanda began in 1983, with cleese taking control of everything from casting to location to selecting a director when the film became an unexpected word-of-mouth success, reaching number one at the us box office (in its 10th week of release - still a. A fish called wanda has been released on blu-ray before, but this new edition from arrow sports a fresh 4k restoration and a pair of new bonus features nearly everything from the prior blu-ray and dvd releases have been ported over “ monty python does a heist movie” yes, only two python alumni star.
John cleese teamed up with charles crichton, veteran writer-director of ealing's the lavender hill mob, to make a fish called wanda, a heist comedy in a fish called wanda, four oddballs come together to rob a london jeweller, and then spend the remainder of the film double-crossing each other. This hilarious tale of criminal incompetence and transatlantic eccentricity is easily john cleese's finest achievement since fawlty towers he excels as the uptight london barrister who becomes the dupe of scheming american thief jamie lee curtis and her doltishly macho lover, kevin kline but cleese must share the. Home film reviews december 31, 1987 11:00pm pt a fish called wanda in a fish called wanda, monty pythoners john cleese and michael palin get caught up in a double-crossing crime caper with a mismatched and hilarious pair of scheming yanks, jamie lee curtis and kevin kline by variety staff @variety.
A fish called wanda is a 1988 british comedy film starring kevin kline, jamie lee curtis, john cleese and michael palin the film is the final (and best.
In 1988, the british heist comedy a fish called wanda had audiences in the uk and across the pond rolling in the aisles nearly three decades later, the oscar- nominated ensemble movie about a clueless (but don't call him stupid) weapons expert, a bumbling barrister, a quick-witted femme fatale, and a. The tiny budget comedy that became a legend at the box office, a fish called wanda won an audience beyond everyone's expectations and will likely do very well on this superb new dvd release technical features picture the quality of the transfer is good, with a solid clear image throughout and. Before i review this film, i want to mention that i've seen it about ten times and have yet to stop laughing at any of the jokes this is one of the best written and acted comedies that i've ever seen the plot is airtight, and the jokes are perfectly timed and delivered this is due in large part to the spectacular cast of the film. A fish called wanda was a labor of love for comedian john cleese, developed over six years as he searched for his next direction following the it's curtis' wanda, though, as the film's smartest character (and relative straight person) who finds herself the cause of many of its funniest scenes, while kline's.