Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Clue (1985)

Genre

Comedy | Mystery

Director

Jonathan Lynn

Country

USA

Cast

Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Colleen Camp, Lee Ving, Bill Henderson, Jane Wiedlin, Jeffrey Kramer, Kellye Nakahara, Howard Hesseman, Leslie Hoffman

Storyline

Six guests are invited to a stranger's house and must cooperate with the butler (Tim Curry) and the maid (Colleen Camp) to solve a mystery murder.

Opinion

The classic board game comes to life in Jonathan Lynn's "Clue", a lovely and hilarious blend of comedy and mystery elevated by a great cast.

The film has the same dynamism of the board games, with characters that come to life and start a game that involves and cleverly deceives the viewer with a series of clues that makes it difficult and quite exciting unmask the culprit.

It does have its flaws though. Like the script that is not actually that great. Even though there is some smooth and witty dialogue, memorable lines and lines funny enough to make you almost fall of the chair, the 3 different endings spoil the film. It is indeed a very original concept, but 2 out of the 3 endings are quite absurd and don't make lot of sense.

Avoiding to spoil anything, I'll jump to the funniest moment, the scene where Wadsworth, the butler, is running around the house while repeating the events that happened throughout the film at an insane pace.

Anyway what makes this film great is the cast. Tim Curry is excellent in the role of Wadsworth the butler, bringing so much energy into the film, and steals the show. I can't imagine anyone else to play the role. Madeline Kahn is hilarious as Mrs. White as she gives an hysterical, in a dramatic way, performance. Eileen Brennan plays Mrs. Peacock to perfection, and the others, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, does a great job as well.

Absolutely a must-see, especially for Tim Curry's fans. 

4 comments :

  1. Ma davvero hanno fatto un film su Cluedo? Wow, non lo sapevo!

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    1. Io l'ho scoperto di recente quando cercavo film basati su videogiochi e giochi da tavola. Dovevo assolutamente vederlo!

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  2. I have not seen this in years but I enjoyed it since I love Tim Curry and Madelline Kahn and the board game:)

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    1. Three good reasons to love the film

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