I remember disliking this film pretty vehemently on release but over the years many have sung its comedic praises. Watching again I still dislike its manic nature, over characterized performances and unappealing look. Best in show is the bit part by Miriam Margolyes and Joan Plowright who seems to be having fun.
Childhood favorite growing up-thats right nostalgia is overwhelming me(it would probably be a 4 star film if I'm being critical)...but in all honestly i think this movie is flawless for what its striving to be. Will not in anyway say this is hands down the top 10 film of its kind-but it is indeed a underrated,pitch perfect black comedy that gives a enjoyable experience. Kline,Phoenix & Joan Plowright are great here.