A Fish Called Wanda (1988) ★★★★☆

There are plenty of films that I haven’t seen, many of them were released before I was born, so I am using the anniversary of the film’s release as an opportunity to watch them. First up, is this British comedy classic, which is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary…

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) ★★★★☆
Humpo Show Rating | 8.4
IMDb Rating | 7.6
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken, Tom Georgeson
Director: Charles Critchton
Plot Summary: In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot. (IMDb)

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A Fish Called Wanda is fantastically British comedy film, that has an airtight plot, and the jokes are timed and delivered perfectly. This is perhaps in part to the great cast that is involved with the film: Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Kevin Kline. The film centres around the four aforementioned actors who are involved in a bank robbery, and the conniving and backstabbing by each that takes place afterwards. The comedic material in this film comes from a variety of avenues; the clash of British and American cultures, Ken’s (Palin) mishaps, Archie’s (Cleese) British humour, Wanda’s (Lee Curtis) wit, and Otto’s (Kline) stupidity.   Continue reading