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"The Man Who Came to Dinner"
They used to know how to make great films... this is such a shame.
A brilliant, brilliant comedy with finest acting, sparkling dialogue and wit everywhere.
Edits: 07/03/18Follow Ups:
Liked him even more in the "Bishop's Wife,"
Just saw this and had my chuckles. I'm not sure how closely this illustrated the fear and political correctness of their system at the time but it was fun. Thought Buscemi was a stretch for Khrushchev but absolutely loved Isaac's flamboyant, over-the-top, cape slinging Zhukov. Yeah, it's a satire, parody. In bonus material, the director told everyone this was not a comedy and to play it straight. The script is so good that it pulled out the performances they were seeking.
Not serious history, of course, but kind of fun.
...a very black comedy.
Amusing but probably not very accurate historically.
Almost reminded me of a Marx Brothers film but not nearly as funny.
And Buschemi wasn't a very convincing Kruschev.
Monty Woolley is a hoot. A precursors to Belushi's SNL "The Thing that Wouldn't Leave" skit.
"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936
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