Release date: December 13th, 1985
I know I’m a little late to the party, but this movie was hilarious.
So funny that I’m currently watching it for a second time in the same week.
The DVD features the option to watch the film with one of three alternate endings chosen at random or with all three played back to back.
I thought the story would be better served with just one ending at a time. So I choose the first option.
In hindsight, all three at once would have been the best option. Because really only one is the “real” ending. I don’t like movies with alternate ending. It can be confusing and disrupts the reality of the picture.
All I knew about this film going into it is that it is based on the board game. With only the characters, the weapons, and the rooms to go on I knew very little of what to expect of the storyline.
But I did also know it was funny. When I purchased this movie on a whim at the grocery store last week the cashier upon checking me out got so excited and exclaimed she loved this movie. She even made reference to a funny part in the movie, not that I knew what she was talking about at the time. Anyways her excitement reaffirmed my choice to purchase this movie.
All of these characters are hilarious, but my favorites are Mrs Peacock (she shouts everything), Colonel Mustard (dry and cynical, my favorite combination) and of course Wadsworth, played brilliantly by Tim Curry.
He was the real star. Watching him dart back and forth around the mansion was so funny. Every time I thought he was dead I was heartbroken for a split second. Only to be laughing again the next.
The writing in this film is brilliant. It is clever and almost makes fun of itself at times, but not in a pretentious way.
While the dialogue was great already, it was enhanced by the music, physical comedy, and perfect
overacting to make Clue the ridiculous murder mystery that it is.
I will say that the amount of murders got to be a little ridiculous, but I think that’s the point.
Well to make a long story short. (Too late.) This will now be one of my go to funny movies when I’m in a dark mood. It in the same category with The Burbs, Fargo to me.
I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite lines:
“Your first husband also disappeared… Well that was his job, he was an illusionist… But he never reappeared…. He wasn’t a very good illusionist.”
“Two corpses. Everything’s fine.”
“How would you know? You weren’t in that men’s room!”
“How can you make jokes at a time like this? …it’s my defense mechanism.”
“You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. Every cook will tell you that….well look what happened to the cook!”
“6 murders altogether…Things are getting serious.”
“Well a lot of our airmen died because their radios didn’t work.”