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Tour-de-force performances from an unparalleled comic cast highlight this much-loved hit that Roger Ebert calls "the funniest movie I have seen in a long time!" Monty Pythoners John Cleese and Michael Palin (Search For The Holy Grail, The Meaning Of Life) join OscarÂ(r) winner* Kevin Kline (In & Out) and Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies) in an entertainment so impeccably timed and executed that Time Magazine hailed it as: "Geniu[a film that] Redefines a great comic tradition!" Four conniving jewel thieves...three Yorkshire terriers...two heaving bosoms and one proper British barrister. It all adds up to "a non-stop barrage of...outrageous plot twists and over-the top performances" (L.A. Weekly) when a girl called Wanda (Curtis) tries to deceive her Nietzche-quoting boyfriend (Kline), an animal-loving hitman (Palin) and an embarrassment-prone counselor (Cleese) out of a fortune in jewels in this hilariously funny farce! *1988: Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda
Kevin Kline took home an Oscar for his performance as a self-absorbed lothario who prepares for lovemaking by drinking in his own "manly" musk, but it would be hard to single him out as the best thing about the film. The fact is, the entire cast of this hilarious comedy is perfect: John Cleese as the conservative barrister defending a member of sexy Jamie Lee Curtis's gang, Ms. Curtis as the conniving crook out to grab the haul for herself, and Michael Palin as the stuttering, animal-loving hit man whose attempts to murder a little old lady only decrease the size of her poodle pack. Cleese cowrote the zingy script with British comedy veteran Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob), whose smooth direction balances Monty Python farce, hysterically tasteless gags, and an unexpectedly romantic subplot with style and confidence. --Sean Axmaker
Everybody stole scenes from everybody else in this brilliant, comic romp. John Cleese and Michael Palin made everyone one else funnier.Published 13 days ago by Kash Literary Enterprises Consignment
I've seen this movie 4 or 5 times, and it just gets funnier with each viewing! The entire cast is great, but Kevin Kline is outstanding as the insecure, wannabe intellectual,... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Tech Lady
I personally love this movie. It's a classic everyone should watch again from time to time when you need to lift your spirits.Published 1 month ago by Mark Twain
I saw this movie when it first came out, and almost died laughing. I watched this with my family a few days ago (including two kids ages 13 and 15) and we all thought it was great... Read morePublished 1 month ago by N. Lai
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|Actor John Cleese looks inbred!||
Interesting. You don't often get Professors of Genetics commenting in these reviews. I've always wondered if 60 million people was a large enough population to prevent inbreeding, but apparently it's not.
Oct 24, 2008 by J. Keaty | See all 2 posts
|Collector's Vs Deluxe?||
You would think that Amazon would actually try to explain what is on the disk that makes them "Deluxe" or Special Edition, wouldn't you? But NOOOoooo. We're left to ask each other what the deal is with these stupid disks. NOT BUYING until I sort out what's actually on there.
Jun 28, 2009 by Marion Ravenwood | See all 2 posts
Sony has moved the date to August 1st.
Hopefully in that time someone intelligent changes the lame US cover to match the better UK one with the faces in the bubbles, and is sure to include the movie's theatrical trailer.
Mar 19, 2006 by Tyler Foster | See all 5 posts
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