A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
"A tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge, and seafood. "In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
Molto pericoloso, signorina, molto
'The Fish Called Wanda' and 'Some Like It Hot' are the two best
comedies that I have ever seen. They're both very unique films and
represent one complete story and manage at same to be devastatingly
funny films. They don't need sequels because they are both 'perfect' in
their own right. I have seen these films so many times but they always
surprise me again and again when I find out how good they are.
'The Fish Called Wanda' is not only well made but also happens to be
funny. I call this movie 'the best', which may sound ironical, because
Cleese and Palin have even been more funny as Pythons. Also ironical is
that Jamie Lee Curtis says only one joke (Aristotle was not...) in the
whole film. Kevin Kline is hysterically funny without one-liners and
slap-sticks. It is the overall situation that makes the film complete.
This is to say, that the film is not at all stuck up with gags but has
absolutely right timing for every event. This feature makes the film
even better than anything what Monty Python and the Marx Brothers have
done. Or at least reaches the same level with them. This film proves
that a movie can kill you in laughter using only everyday realism.
A Masterpiece from John Cleese, who proves here that he can be funny
even without Pythonity. He actually did the same with 'Fawlty Towers',
but as a single film is this the very best. It just works.