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A Fish Called Wanda


John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin View All


John Cleese (Writer), Charles Crichton (Director), Charles Crichton (Story) View All

Release: Jul. 15th, 1988
Runtime: 1 hour, 48 minutes
A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
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mark f
When Wanda (Curtis) starts to fall for barrister Archie Leach (Cleese), who is involved in the case of another member of the gang, that's when the movie transforms from a laughfest to one of the more romantic films ever made.
The comedy is dark and sociopathic without ever crossing the wrong lines - if anything, it gets to the point where any seemingly genuine sense of sentimentality (such as the sincerely romantic relationship that develops between the very unlikely pairing of Cleese and Curtis) threatens to drag the fi....
Usually, comedies are light on story and heavy on laughs, A Fish Called Wanda manages to excel at both and never teeter to one side or the other.
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