Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Year Released: 1988
Main Stars:
Michael Caine, Steve Martin, Glenne Headley (you’d know her face)
Last watched: March 2013
Review Date: March 2013
Number Watches: 3
Format Watched: TV

To say this is very 1980s is like saying the ocean is wet. However the colours and gloss add very nicely to the chintz style of the mansion and the very obvious cons being pulled. There is definitely something here but difficult to get too far in without Steve’s style being at odds with Michael’s straight-comic acting. Feels like you’ve found a fun party but been stuck in a conversation with the guy who doesn’t realise everyone walks away when he starts talking.

None of it seems new (I know about it being a remake but that’s not what I mean) and there’s something about it that feels like a play that got movie-fied.

But even though I’m trying to put it down – really, it’s not going to make you reach for the DVD – I have to admit that I got a brief glimpse of the very start the other day and had to watch the whole thing… again. So that kinda says something, doesn’t it?
Keep DVD?
No

Watch if on TV?
No but it’s one of those that might get a small hook of interest into you.

Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog but keep an eye on your wallet.

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About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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