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    Year: 1998
    Run Time: 102 minutes
    Rating: R
    Starring: Stanley Tucci, Oliver Platt
    Directed by: Stanley Tucci
      Movie Summary: [Comedy]

        An original comedy that sets sail on a hilarious 1930s ocean voyage. Aboard are Arthur and Maurice, two out-of-work actors whose sole ambition in life is to act. After accidentally -- yet publicly -- criticizing world-renowned, but highly pretentious thespian, Jeremy Burtom, the two escape from the police by hiding in a packing crate where they fall asleep. Morning finds them not only on board a cruise ship, but face-to-face with Burtom.

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    Reviewer: Sean Kelly [Staff]


            I n an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has sworn to kill them for belittling his talents. Of course, the lead actor end up on the ship as well. Also, a madman (Tony Shalhoub) plots the destruction of the ship and Steve Buscemi is a depressed, suicidal lounge singer named Happy Frank.

    I found the video quality on this disc to be sharp and clear, free from distortion. Thery colorful and no distractions.

    The sound on this disc is somewhat unremarkable with hardly anything to report for DD5.1, and lots of bright music, I think this is one which you will not by dying to crank the volume on.

    This disc only features some cast & crew information over the usual trailer. There are no outstanding features.

    Directing & writing - Bravo! Tucci brings many subplots and twists together to completion
    Acting - Tucci, Platt, Buscemi and more - what an outstanding supporting cast. Brilliantly played!
    Music - A very delectable choice of 30's and 40's music which compliments the movie and adds life to every scene
    I found the story to be simple and entertaining. Tucci has provided a unique, yet elementary, plot foundation which builds into sensible, highly comedic routines. Check out the editorial review on amazon.com by Keith Simanton for this one - "the humor never works". Give me a break... what planet is this joker from? I agree with everyone who finds this to be a classy, clever film, but that it's "not for everyone".

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