Monday, March 15, 2010

A Fish Called Wanda

What do you get when you put two Monty Python members, an actress who made her debut in a horror movie, and an actor who made his debut alongside Meryl Streep into one movie? You get A Fish Called Wanda.

George Thomason (Thomas Georgeson) and his right-hand man animal lover Ken Pile (Michael Palin), who has a bad stutter, plan a jewel heist and bring in two Americans: alluring con artist Wanda Gershwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis) and "weapons man" Otto West (Kevin Kline). Wanda and Otto are lovers pretending to be siblings so Wanda can charm George and Ken. After the robbery, Wanda and Otto betray George to the police, intending to take the loot for themselves, but George and Ken had moved the loot to a new location. Wanda decides to seduce George's unhappily married lawyer Archie Leach (John Cleese) to find the loot. Otto, however, continually interferes with Wanda and Archie's liaisons.

The movie was fairly good, having its moments. Kline was good, but I don't think it was worthy of an Oscar. Betcha he got it for shoving French fries up Palin's nose.

My Rating: ***1/2

1 comment:

  1. I want to watch this one again. Thanks for reminding me.


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