Too Many Wandas in the Tank

I don't know the fishes namesIf 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.

About Lyle Verbilion

I'm just wanderin' around lookin' at things. Wow.
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