A Fish Called Wanda

release year: 1988
genre: comedy/drama
viewing setting: home VHS, 8/29/98
what I expected: a lot, given the rave reviews this one's gotten
what I got: a good drama with some really funny parts, here and there

synopsis: Four people steal some diamonds, then double-cross each other as each tries to get the diamonds for him/herself.

impressions: As I said, it had a few really funny parts (almost entirely because of Kevin Kline) but overall, it was no epic comedy. Maybe fans of British humor would have a better time, hard to say. It was kind of a whodunit, in that you never knew who would backstab who next.

acting: Kevin Kline did the only outstanding job here, and he was hilarious.

final word: Decent comedy.

rating: C

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