A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Rated R. We threw around some rude language.

A Fish Called Wanda

It’s not every comedy that features 2 of the brilliant stars of the Monty Python troupe, but it’s actually the Americans who stand out. Kevin Kline was known as a serious actor before A Fish Called Wanda and Jamie Lee Curtis was still mostly thought of as the Scream Queen. So when legendary cut-ups like John Cleese and Michael Palin are overshadowed, you know you’re in from something hilarious. Director Charles Crichton’s swan song runs the risk of alienating audiences (33 years ago…and especially now) by daring to make fun of animal death and stutterers. Funny is funny though. So eat your fish & chips (wait, put Wanda back in the bowl, Otto!) and don’t be DISAPPOINTED as you steamroll through the 404th Ellises’ Analysis.

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Rotten Tomatoes Reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1988 Box Office

1988 in film

BFI’s Top 100 British Films

1988 Academy Award winners & nominees

Kline’s Oscar acceptance speech

Links to: Monty Python And The Holy Grail and Life Of Brian and Fierce Creatures

Previously on The Ellises’ Analysis: Harold And Maude

August 23rd on The Ellises’ Analysis: The Killing