One of my outright favorite cinephile specific niches is the motion picture that absolutely needs to not work however guidelines extremely hard. There are just a couple of movies that get approved for inclusion in this extremely choose group, and like half of them are Lord & & Miller joints. We’re talking the “Dive Street” films, “The Lego Film,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and the film we’re discussing today, 1985’s “Clue.”
“Clue” is an ’80s adjustment of a basic whodunnit board game where the gamer needs to figure out who the killer is, where they did it, and with what weapon. Made in the Reagan period where corporate tie-ins were ending up being king, “Hint” had every right to merely exist as a top quality IP cash-in. Instead, writer/director Jonathan Lynn provided us a comedy classic, overruning with tongue-in-cheek satire, whip-smart rapid-fire discussion, and one of the finest comedic casts ever put together.
The excellent Tim Curry leads the cast as Wadsworth the butler, organizing a vibrant lot that consists of Christopher Lloyd as Teacher Plum, Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Peacock, Madeline Kahn as Mrs. White, Martin Mull as Colonel Mustard, Michael McKean as Mr. Green, and Lesley Anne Warren as Ms. Scarlett.