SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT 7:30PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $6 • LOFT MEMBERS: $5 Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT 7:30PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $6 • LOFT MEMBERS: $5
Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff!
This month’s Loft Staff Selects film was chosen by Ana Humphrey, Projectionist!
Quite possibly the most charming tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge and seafood ever made, A Fish Called Wanda is a hilarious, Oscar-winning comedy in which Crime Caper meets Monty Python and all hell breaks loose! The laughs come fast and furious when a crafty crook called Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) tries to cheat her Nietzsche-quoting boyfriend (Kevin Kline, in an Oscar-winning performance), an animal-loving hitman (Michael Palin), and an embarrassment-prone counselor (John Cleese) out of a fortune in diamonds. Kline is killer as a pretentious, thick-headed, self-absorbed lothario (“Don’t call me stupid.”) who prepares for lovemaking by drinking in his own “manly” musk, and the rest of the cast is equally hilarious, from Curtis’s clever femme fatale to Cleese’s uptight barrister to Palin’s stuttering, inept hitman whose increasingly ridiculous attempts to murder a little old lady only manage to decrease the size of her poodle pack. Monty Python genius Cleese co-wrote the zingy script with British comedy veteran Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob), whose smooth direction somehow manages to whip Python-esque farce, hysterically tasteless gags and an unexpectedly romantic subplot into a tasty movie treat that is smart, silly and mean, all at the same time. (Dir. by Charles Crichton, 1988, UK, 108 mins, Rated R)
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