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Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid * Carl Reiner (1982)

  • comedy

A ‘vintage’ film (32 years old) that was a ‘vintage’ film in its time, since it goes another three decades back being a parody on the 1950’ies film noir films.

Steve Martin is great as private detective Rigby Reardon who get hired by the beautiful and mysterious “dame” Juliet Forrest to investigate her father’s death. Of course Reardon runs into a big conspiracy reaching high up in the food-chain. There are no surprises in the story, nor are there meant to be.

The film is full of dry humour, about as dry as the “Police Squad!” series of the same year (however Nielsen was even dryer). Well placed jokes paroding (some pretty weird too), but not making fun of. Of course Rigby is his own voice over.

Everything as expected and certainly a fun watch if you are looking for something light.

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