I've always found Neil Simon's spoof of classic detective novels to be even more clever than the more popular CLUE. A witty comedy with a stellar cast, about a dinner gathering featuring the world's most famous detectives, slyly skewers the genre. Features Maggie Smith, Alec Guinness, Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, and Truman Capote.
Only a thing I never get about a movie which mocks others, why they even bother made one with exact same clichés? And in this case, jump in conclusions. It's fun and laughable overall, in a way, I get it but in my point of view, it's simply pathetic and it feels like that mocks are only used as a bait.
Go and check it out ... NOW! It's not only about the actors, that are amazing on their roles but the script which help them to hyperbolize even more on this detectives-in-a-mansion-christie style story. Loved it.
La storia procede benissimo e fa susseguire eventi nonsense inseriti in una trama sbilenca ma irresistibile. Numerosi i momenti molto divertenti. Rari cali nella parte centrale che non minano la piacevolissima opera.Finale fuori di testa e fantastico. La regia ha degli ottimi tempi comici e gestisce molto bene i personaggi e le varie atmosfere.I detective sono veramente ben strutturati e ben si amalgamano fra di loro
A fabulous chunk of nonsense, with witty lines coming at you from every angle. David Niven and Maggie Smith my personal favourites, "don't let him park the car..", martini in hand. Really want to know the mushroom story...