Sunday, August 15, 2010
Gonna go back in time....
Dead Men don't Wear Plaid (1982)
This also shown to me by Barret Walker is a very under rated comedy in my opinion. It is in black and white and it takes scenes from old film noir movies and inner cuts them with scenes of Steve Martin. So you have
Steve Martin talking to Humphrey Bogart. Its brilliant just from that perspective. It also is hilarious because of Steve Martin. This is why this man is hilarious. Coincidentally this is directed by Carl Reiner, the brother of Rob Reiner. Carl Reiner and Steve Martin made a few films together, but this one shines for me. I might even say this is the most under
rated comedy ever...In my opinion.
This is one of my favorite comedies off all time. It is also my favorite John Hughes movie. I know it has nothing to do with teenagers which is what John Hughes is known for, but I think this is just more broadly relatable and just fucking hilarious. It is timeless and the chemistry between Martin and Candy is perfect. John Candy is so amazing in this. You are so annoyed by him, but then you also feel bad for him. Not pity but as his story unfolds you grow to love him as does Steve Martin in the film. They just do not make comedies like this anymore.