A Fish Called Wanda is a killer funny comedy

4 Feb


A Fish Called Wanda is a screwball comedy with its share of memorable lines and goofy characters that rewards audiences with an hour a half of gut-busting humor. It was written by Monty Python alum John Cleese and director Charles Critchon whose collaboration creates a clever comedy about a group of inept jewel thieves that find themselves going to any lengths to find the stash a diamonds. There hasn’t been a heist film this funny since Peter Seller donned the overcoat and hat as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther (1963).

Jamie Lee Curtis (Wanda) stars in the title’s leading role, but Kevin Kline (Otto) steals the spotlight and the film with a hilarious performance as Wanda’s boyfriend who is an Anglophobe that fancies himself as an intellectual.  Throw in a thief,  Ken (Michael Palin) who is an animal lover with a bad stutter and you get a Ki-Ki-Ki-Killer funny comedy.


Adam’s Grade: A-

Chuck’s Grade: A-

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