Friday, June 20, 2014

Oscar (1991)

IMDb plot summary: Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman, despite being faced with numerous problems.
Directed by John Landis. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Vincent Spano, Marisa Tomei, and Ornella Muti.

I would never have expected a comedy starring Sylvester Stallone to be enjoyable (he's far from a favorite actor), but I was very pleasantly surprised. It's an old-fashioned farce full of mistaken identities, people hiding in every room, couples falling in love at the drop of a hat, and ridiculously high stakes, and while it's not uproarious laughter the whole time, it's definitely a pleasant watch.

3.5 stars.

Flickchart: #553 out of 2153, below Zoolander and above The Cat Returns.

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