Old 02-14-2001, 02:25 AM
Video Capsule: The Man Who Knew Too Little (7/10)

If you liked the plot line of THE GAME, you will likely enjoy this movie.

Okay, okay...that's not exactly ENTIRELY TRUE, but the point is that both stories are eerily parallel. ** spoilers ** In THE GAME, Michael Douglas' character believes that the events occuring around him are true, when really they're only part of a game, and in this movie, Bill Murray's character thinks that he's part of a game, when really all the things happening around him, are really true! ** end spoilers **

A clever idea for a movie, some might say, but I'm sure others might dismiss it all as a one-joke theme. I dug the premise, so I went with it. The movie's script is also very well written, in the sense that both sides of the coin are generally covered in every scene. Jolly good!

The movie isn't particularly FUNNY, if that's what you're expecting, but the cleverness of the whole thing, got me whole!

So why the heck did this movie have a bad reputation anyway? For God's sakes, we even get the lovely Joanne Whaley-Kilmer in a sumptious French maid uniform...mmmmmm, mmmmm!

Anyway, a fun little ride that I enjoyed. Anyone else seen it?

PS: I just read Ebert's review and it seems as though he hated it because he didn't care for the whole premise of the film, so none of it worked for him. I could understand that point of view, I suppose, but me likey movie!
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Old 02-14-2001, 12:17 PM
Me too Jo!! Really liked this movie... Bill Murray's a riot!! He sort of brings to life his What About Bob character... Good movie.
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Old 02-17-2001, 10:18 PM
"The Man Who Knew Too Little" references "Bullwinkle Show, The" (1961), Goldfinger (1964), Spy Who Came In from the Cold, The (1965), "Star Trek" (1966), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Getaway, The (1972), "Starsky and Hutch" (1975), Ghostbusters (1984) and spoofs, Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956), Dirty Harry (1971), Shining, The (1980), Scandal (1989)
The assassin in the last scene is called "Venkman" - a reference to star Bill Murray's character in Ghostbusters (1984).

Wallace aka Bill Murray: Sorry I get a little bit insensitive, but I'm a hitman! [img]/ubb/wink.gif[/img]

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