Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Fletch (1985)

Directed by Michael Ritchie

Starring Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

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Good ole’ Chevy in his classic, hysterically funny role. The master of expression at his best. The movie was funny, the cast was good, and the story was well-developed. Rarely do comedy movies have all three elements. If comedies aren’t too well-developed, the story is often spicened up with good character development, and if that character development doesn’t work, the movie is doomed. But Fletch wonderfully combined all three elements. The power of subtle expression, or subtle comedy in general, is unbelievable. You really have to pay attention to appreciate it. Can you even make a script with better dialogue and tell a good story at the same time? There were maybe one or two moments where the comedy didn’t work, or where the dialogue was kind of awkward, but overall one of the best comedies out there.

Again, why Geena Davis? Did she really get the part through her acting ability? I mean, if it was just Tootsie, it could’ve been a fluke.

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