If you’ve never seen A Fish Called Wanda, you’ve made a terrible mistake.
John Cleese, of Monty Python fame (some people prefer his work in Fawlty Towers but that stressed me out a little — all that frustration and yelling!), wrote this amazingly tight script. There is not a single loose thread in the whole plot. And the characters are all amazingly clear and defined and real and well-motivated.
When it came out, there was an uproar. How dare someone to say it was funny to make fun of a funny stutterer?! And the animal rights groups were kerfuffled over the entertaining cruelty to animals. And the Americans were still uptight about always losing wars. What a difference a few years makes. The movie pretty much found a way to offend everyone. I miss those days.
I didn’t realize Jamie Lee Curtis was ever actually that young.
I can’t believe that Kevin Klein hasn’t changed much in the intervening years. He really holds up. I wonder what’s his secret?
It’s summer. It’s hot. I gotta rest. Go take a dip in the pool. Don’t EAT the FISH!!!
Go ahead, call me stupid. I know you want to.