Took me a while to warm to it but I found it charming and funny by the end.
almost 4 years
Zany, kooky "Wanda" is a nutty caper
almost 6 years
Overrated comedy; only tolerable. Cleese was great, as always. Annoying Americans.
one of the best comedies ever! can watch over and over again
Oh it's so English. Cleese and Palin are divine. Americans are annoying. Stephen Fry extra
over 6 years
Silly and has lost some of its punch but still has some great lines.
over 6 years
Just so fantastic and funny. Great cast + great writing.
One of the funniest films of the decade. Also a great caper movie too!
Funny, funny, funny and delightful. Klein is excellent and Cleese, genius.
A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 crime-comedy film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and an uncredited Cleese, and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin. The film is about a jewel heist and its aftermath. Kline won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Otto.
London-based gangster George Thomason (Tom Georgeson) and his right-hand man, Ken Pile (Michael Palin), a beleaguered animal lover with a bad stutter, plan a jewel heist. They bring in two Americans to help: an alluring con artist, Wanda Gershwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis) and their "weapons man" Otto West (Kevin Kline), an Anglophobe who fancies himself as an intellectual. Wanda and Otto are lovers, but hide this fact from George and Ken, pretending to be brother and sister, so Wanda can work her charms on them.
The robbery goes well, with the thieves getting away with a large sum in diamonds. The only problem is that they are briefly spotted during...