23 December 2020
Clue (1985)
Clue (1985)
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Jonathan Lynn – CLUE

2.5 out of 5 stars

  • A very interesting structure.
  • Some dialogue exchanges are very witty and sharp.
  • Not too trivial in the chaining of motivations and actions.
  • There is a substantial form of sexualization of the body which, although clearly a sign of a different era, is somewhat unsustainable nowadays (and not only, if we think that works of the 40s probably have more modernity in the treatment of bodies ). It is not just a question of contextualizing the work in the era, but also of contextualizing the comedy itself within the film. When trying to reach the easy effect, the film becomes stupid.

Do we recommend it?

It depends. Do you want to spend a light evening, accepting to go beyond a series of shots (concepts) sometimes going over the limit of the imbecile? If so yes, we do recommend it because beyond that the film contains a rather interesting narrative structure and a degree of comedy (other than the shots we were pointing to) that is biting and interesting. On the other hand, if you think that you cannot go beyond a certain degree of gratuitous sexualization (yes, the motivation to “be seen”) of the body – let’s be clear, it has no “artistic” form, but only carelessness that seeks comic effect – then forget it and look for something else tonight: this film will piss you off.

Small specification: it is not about being politically correct in this case. Rather we believe that the use of such simplicity of the comic effect is at least degrading, even for the quality of the rest of the film itself.

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