Dienstag, 27. Dezember 2011

Arsenic and old lace (Capra, 1944) - TSPDT #869

 After his wedding a sworn bachelor finds out that his family is completely insane ... and very murderous.

Obviously, the film is very stagey, but although Grant highly disliked his own performance in this film it was quite obvious for me that only this caricatured way would work good.

It took me about 30 minutes to get used to this style of comedy, but once I got past the cringe moments I really enjoyed the rest of the film. There are some funny twists at the end and I really liked the setup with the toxic wine that never gets payed off (a really nice idea) and more than once throwing me off the track.

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