Friday, 18 June 2010

The Statue

a film by Rod Amateau

The Statue is the perfect illustration how one should not make a comedy. With material barely sufficient for five-minute sketch, this feature film, when not insulting or embarrassingly silly, is plain boring. And the punchline is obvious half-way through.

John Cleese, who plays the ex-psychiatrist making a career in advertisement, was the only reason I borrowed this DVD. Towards the end of the movie, Graham Chapman appears as a talking head on BBC. I suggest you fast-forward it or, better still, see all of the Chapman scene at YouTube.

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