A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
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'Fun' fact: a guy from Denmark literally laughed himself to death while watching this movie.
For me, A Fish Called Wanda is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. If you're a fan of comedies, check it out.
The second half of the movie made me laugh so much I started crying! :D (I don't usually go for stuff like this.)
In the late 80s, comedies about people behaving very badly indeed became popular, for some reason (today, that's more a television thing) and the best of these was A Fish Called Wanda. Hadn't seen it in years, but it's kept its edge, with memorable performances from all involved. While I'm a big fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus on TV, the films' relentless absurdity makes me lose interest in them rather quickly. But Cleese's script for Wanda is crisp and tightly-plotted and provides a more satisfying experience, at least, for me.
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This movie ranks #21 in AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
This movie ranks #36 in The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)
This movie ranks #39 in BFI 100
This movie ranks #82 in 501 Must See Movies
This movie ranks #325 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #783 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die