The Caine Mutiny
A ham actor without a penny. Who better than Michael Caine to play such
a character? He is totally and utterly hilarious but, as in most of
Caine's performances, he goes for it for real. The film seems to be a
showcase of Dylan Moran and he's splendiferous in his double act with
Caine. This, however, is where the script falters. Moran's
impersonations should have been incorporated in a rather more organic
way. They are too much of an act on their own and makes the potential
plausibility of the plot fly out of the window. Never mind. Get it if
you can find it. There is enough in it to make it a pleasurable
are you in the mood?
This movie is all about entertainment. Imagine your friends that you
love spending time with, the ones that you know inside out becoming a
bit silly and perhaps taking on a character or two. That's what this
film is about. An inventive script and brilliantly performed. It's not
about pleasing the masses with this one, it's about having fun with a
bunch of brilliantly talented people. Which is what I'm sure they all
thought when they signed up for it.
The above review sounds completely unfair and I think that the person
who wrote that was in the wrong frame of mind when they watched the
film. In a lighthearted moment, there is great dignity in it if you
care to look.
A job well done, I thought it was a great film. I'd watch this before
the North American norm any day.
In a nutshell, it's not the best film you're ever going to see but it
has a hell of a lot of moments. I haven't laughed that long in an age..