My Cousin Vinny ★★★½

The premise is simple, almost laughable that it could be any good, but somehow, it is. The acting from Pesci and Tomei is terrific and they make the running time pass with ease; we delight in how easily they make their characters come to life. As well, it's a pleasure to see Fred Gwynne, in his final role, razor sharp in every line and jab.
Every time I felt it took a familiar turn and I was about to exhale in frustration it came back and surprised me. It manages to be smart when you think it wouldn't be and even though it has a lot of familiar comedic gags, it supersedes them with smart, rapid dialogue.