It is time to add once again to the Awesome Movie List and honestly I am quite excited about this one. This is a movie that I totally discovered by accident… the circumstances are almost as awesome as how I discovered The Last Dragon …almost. At some point in the early 90’s McDonald’s ran a promotion for $4-5 movies with the purchase of a meal, and there was one movie on the list that I was interested in so on the last day of the promotion I went to purchase a burger and a movie… as fate would have it everyone else wanted that movie too and my friendly neighborhood McDonald’s had run out of their copies. I can’t remember what movie it was now, but I was determined to buy a movie so after much deliberation I decided to purchase:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is probably one of the most underrated comedies of all time… but probably one of the movies I most like to quote most often. Great comedic performances in this from Michael Caine, Steve Martin, Glenne Heady, and Ian McDiarmid (yes that’s right Emperor Palpatine himself). It is also one I have no issue recommending for family consumption. Though you may want to invest in corks and eye patches for any Ruprecht re-enactments that may occur. Like Clue you do have to pay attention in this one as there is a bit of surprise to it…
I’m so glad that McDonald’s ran out of the movie I wanted so that I could discover something so much better. My wife and I have run this video into the ground… This is probably one of the few movies on this list that she and I are in agreement on …In fact now that I have mentioned it this may be on deck for Movie night tonight. This is definitely one to chalk up for family movie night at your house …for anyone over 7-8 years-old.
Check out my Movie List for this and more Awesome movies.