Thursday, December 17, 2009

Noises Off!

Synopsis From Back:

This hilariously sexy, all-star comedy promises to be an entertaining treat you're sure to love! Featuring some of today's biggest comedy favorites-including Carol Burnett, John Ritter, Michael Caine, and Christopher Reeve-Noises Off! is an outrageously funny look at the love, lies and deceit that take place behind the scenes as a group of ridiculously inept stage actors rehearse a Broadway-bound play! Just when members of this chaotic cast finally get their performances right-everything starts going wrong!

I've been watching so many Christmas movies lately that I needed a break, and boy did I get it. I have owned this movie for years and I watch it at least 7 times a year if not more.

For those of you not familiar with it, this is the movie version of the play. The play is about a a group of actors putting on a play, so you get two stories in one, and both are hilarious.

The plot is so complicated (in a good way) that I can't really begin to describe it because my brain is not functioning properly but the basic plot is this; a bunch of second rate actors who have conflicting personalities and loyalties are trying to get through a dress rehearsal. Everything that can go wrong goes wrong; flubbed lines, prop defects, broken hearts, drunk actors, and misunderstandings.

I love this movie and the cast is unbelievable; Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Julie Hagerty, John Ritter, Nicollette Sheridan, Christopher Reeve, Marilu Henner (love her), Mark Linn-Baker, and Denholm Elliott. If you love slapstick, physical, or smartly written comedy you have to see this movie.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, thanks for reminding me of this one! I haven't seen it, but it sounds great. Especially with that cast, including two who are no longer with us, sadly...John Ritter and Christopher Reeve.

I'll have to look for it.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

You know I hate to say this but I don't think I ever saw this movie. I can't believe I would have missed this one. I had to have seen it. I am going to think on it, maybe it has been that long ago... But this does sound like a great fun movie to catch.

John Ritter and Christopher Reeve together in a movie. Wow, that is great! If I have not seen it I will have to get it.

Dulcinea said...

I saw this movie years ago and thought it was funny. For some reason, the image that sticks in my mind seems to be Nicolette Sheridan falling over the back of a couch.

Beth (BBRB) said...

OMG! This looks so funny! Going on my Netflix queue now! Thanks! :)