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A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese (uncredited)
Writers: John Cleese & Charles Crichton (story)
Cast: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin
Genre: Comedy, Crime

"In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to double cross each other for the loot."

I betcha think I'm going to gush over Jamie Lee because I used that image...Actually what caught my eye, was the fish! I've had tropical fish since I was a kid and I had great fun stopping the movie during the opening title credits and identifying the fish they showed! I knew them all too

Time flew by while watching A Fish Called Wanda and that's always a good thing. I'm actually not a big fan of Jamie Lee Curtis, she's fine here...then again all the cast does a great job, especially Kevin Kline. Kline is a natural born comedian and dominates the scenes that he's in. The last film I seen Kline in was the Errol Flynn bio pic The Last of Robin Hood. I liked it even if the critics didn't.

The biggest laughs for me came from Kevin Kline taunting Ken (Michael Palin) about his stuttering. Technically that shouldn't be funny in these days of Woke/PC culture, but I laughed anyway! Especially the taunting while stuck in cement bit, as Ken drives a steam roller towards him, ha! What I didn't laugh at, was the killing of the three dogs. Sure no real dogs were hurt, but I just didn't think any of that was funny. Let's see I need to end this on a light note so...

Didn't that scene inspire a humorous Swedish IKEA commercial?