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An ace reporter must assume many identities to pursue a story.
It's all well and good having childhood favourites, but they more often than not lose their charm upon rewatching them.
I'm so happy this is still fantastically funny and entertaining.
It is unmistakably eighties, yet its charm, humour and surprisingly engaging plot make sure you won't hold that against it.
And then there's Chase of course. His ability to switch between dry humour with dead pan delivery and the more serious scenes is amazing. He is so smooth and confident in everything he does here, heck, I'd even go so far as to say that he's got swag before it was invented.
Michael Ritchie's "Fletch" is a comedy that succeeds thanks to the charm of its star and the effortless entertainment of its script. A mystery-comedy led by a magnetic Chevy Chase, the film asks very little of audience, rarely forcing laughs but consistently inducing smiles. It is the sort of low-key, medium-silly, and highly engaging comedy that works well and fully appeals.
"Fletch" revolves around Chevy Chase's Irwin Fletcher, a reporter who gets caught up in some murder-for-hire skullduggery that involves socialites and Provo, Utah. The film follows Fletcher as he puts together the pieces of the light-weight mystery and quickly finds himself in over his sardonic head.
The story is fun and none-too-serious; most importantly, however, it provides an ideal…
Why don't we go lay on the bed and I'll fill you in?
No one will ever accuse Fletch of being a timeless film. The score, hairstyles, dated jokes and pop culture references never let you forget what era this movie was made in, as if the fact that is stars Chevy Chase didn't already do that.
What you get here is basically Chevy Chase doing Chevy Chase, but it's what a lot of comedians did in films from the 70s and 80s. They pretty much just played caricatures of themselves in films and got away with it. With that said I think this is Chase's best film after some of the Vacation movies.
It works because the film…
Michael Ritchie's Fletch is an endlessly re-watchable -- and quotable -- comedy/action flick with a solid plot adapted from the book of the same name. The kind of movie that I can watch any day of the year (and in any mood) and I'll love it no matter what.
The best Chevy Chase movie to watch on Christmas Eve with your family when they don't want to watch Christmas Vacation because they watched it yesterday without you. Assholes.
A decent 80s comedy that's very hit-or-miss. Luckily, the positives outweigh the negatives thanks to a fantastic performance from Chevy Chase.
Good story with a hilarious performance from Chevy Chase. Nice supporting cast too. There are hundreds of great lines in this.
Cinema's best/only Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia joke.
Yep that's right this is a 4.5* film for me, why? Because it makes me laugh everytimeI watch it without fail. Also the score is just magnificent.
My brain knows that objectively, Fletch is not a 5 star movie. Whatever is inside of me that finds Fletch so funny that I laugh until I cry doesn't care what my brain says.
Chevy Chase does some of his smoothest, most polished underplaying in this low-key, investigative-reporter-as-private-eye comedy, directed by Michael Ritchie, from a script by Andrew Bergman. (It's based on a novel by Gregory McDonald.) It's a lightweight, breezy movie with no pretense of realism. The setting is LA, where Chase's wisecracking Fletch, who's researching an exposé on the drug scene at the beach and also trying to figure out a murder that's about to take place, wears a series of disguises. (They're tomfoolery: at 6 feet 5 inches Chase is fairly easy to spot.) It's too bad that the crime plot doesn't come to enough (nothing ever seems to be at stake) and that some of the supporting players-Richard Libertini and…
I know I thought I saw this before but I had zero recollection. Super fun.. A bit anticlimactic. I wish Chase was in a James Bond franchise amount of these
This man was my hero as a child. Still funny today.
2016 movie viewings, #160. After bitching and moaning last month about how Amazon's "Prime Video" program is seemingly only going to consist of the kinds of crappy films you would barely put up with on syndicated TV broadcast channels in a pre-streaming age on a lazy Saturday afternoon (but see my review of Comic Book Villains for more), Amazon really surprised me here in November by releasing over a dozen legitimately great movies through Prime Video; and since I'm able to pre-download these movies in their entireties to my Amazon 7" Fire tablet (bought for 30 bucks [!!!] during a recent clearance sale), then watch them at my leisure in places where I wouldn't normally have WiFi access, I've suddenly…
Movies that embrace an 80's-ish tone with synth or Vaporwave soundtracks or a neon aesthetic.
Suggestions are welcome of course.
Every ten years, Sight & Sound conducts a poll for the greatest films of all time. For the 2012 edition, 846…