Just brilliant physical comedy from beginning to end. Sellers best work outside of Being There. Edwards stages each scene beautifully, and its one of his funniest comedies he helmed. Just the way everything builds on top of previous destruction is glorious, and hearkens back to the L&H short film Two Tars in that respect. Essential 60s comedy
A great example of a film with no real plot. This party takes a while to get started, since the first half is mostly disconnected mildly amusing gags, but after the dinner, this oyster opens up, revealing a movie with a surprising amount of heart. For most of the party you'll have a smile on your face, and sometimes that's better than occasional laughs. Claudine Longet and Sellers are wonderful. Such a sweet piece.