Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 May 2017)
Brief Synopsis – In the 1930’s. two radio personalities plan a wedding at the man’s family’s castle where they meet up with lots of eccentric relatives.
My Take on it – I’ve always been a fan of Gene Wilder’s films and when I heard that for this film he not only starred but also wrote and directed, I was excited to hopefully see a really funny film.
Unfortunately, the opposite is true here.
This film is really horrendous to watch because very little happens and what does happen isn’t funny at all.
The story itself is quite boring and I didn’t care about any of the characters at all or for that matter what would happen to them.
Besides Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom Deluise, Jonathan Price, Paul Smith, Peter Vaughan and Bryan Pringle all disappoint in their roles.
Classifying this film as a comedy is problematic because I couldn’t find any reasons to laugh at anything that happens onscreen and the only laughable thing is the fact that this film was actually made.
Bottom Line – Complete waste of time, I didn’t find this film to be fun at all. Despite such a talented cast, the story just isn’t interesting enough to make us care about what happens to any of them. Not quite sure how this film could have been considered a comedy since there really isn’t much to laugh at besides the way this is such a horrible film.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – All the special effects were created on set and in-camera. Gene Wilder insisted on using the same techniques for visual effects that were used in the 1930s. This also helped to keep the budget down. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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