I love films, in fact, my family has got a ridiculously large movie collection that I love to frequent during the weekends. But mostly fridays. Watching a movie on a Friday evening is like brushing your teeth before a dentist appointment. It prepares you, it lets your body know “hey, put down the timecard and pick up the popcorn- it’s the weekend!” This Friday’s film is Clue The Movie directed by Johnathan Lynn, starring Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd.
Based off of the infamous board game, Clue was the first movie shown in theatre to feature three alternate endings. Ali Harton’s IMDb review reads:
Clue is a movie about 6 guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in the murders of 6 people. The guests all meet at Hill House, where you learn that Professor Plum works in D.C., where everyone else lives. Colonel Mustard is a client of Miss Scarlet, who is the ex-employer of Yvette, the maid, who had an affair with the husband of Mrs. White, etc. When Mr. Boddy, who is blackmailing each guest, gives the guests each a weapon, he tells them they should kill Wadsworth, the butler, to avoid being exposed. With Mrs. Peacock’s craziness, and Mr. Green’s clumsiness, the whole group finds themselves tangled in a web of murder, lies, and hilarity.
I saw this movie with my sister when I was thirteen, I loved it then but now that I’m older I can say this movie holds a lot more humor for me then when I first saw it. Now I actually pick up on all the political innuendo’s. Anyways, if you’re looking for a funny, light, but engaging mystery Clue is the way to go- at least that’s what I’ll be watching tonight!
*Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent content, suggestive material, and smoking.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkwqw4lPz64&feature=related]
I think it would be awesome if another movie used this same tactic, and I don’t mean X-Men Origins: Wolverine having 3 different post-end-credits-teasers. The first several times I saw this it was with all three endings tied together. I think at the time it reminded me of how Wayne’s World ended which came out about the same time as when I first saw this movie. I didn’t realize that it went to theaters with a random ending depending on where you saw it until I got the DVD which has the option to watch it with a random ending or with all three. Great movie, though many claim Murder by Death is the better murder mystery comedy but I’ve never seen that one.
Thanks again for the blog article. Cool.