A very funny film that proves Michael Caine can do Comedy
"Water" is the tale of the decline of British colonialism in the West
Indies, independence and freedom fighters, multinationals and
An excellent film that has me laughing from the opening scene with,
Billy Connolly right through to the end. It typifies American Industry
and their win at all costs attitude.
The dialogue is very much like that of the old screwball comedies and
the music is perfect for the Carribbean setting. All the characters are
excellently portrayed and the performances are a treat to watch. The
plot is absurd enough to be a wonderful parody of reality.
You can imagine that the British Government really work the way they
are portrayed on the screen and waste thousands of pounds worth of tax
payers money ensuring that their will is adhered to.
The one liners in the film are excellent "you can't close down an
island as if it was a factory" states Michael Caine to Leonard Rossiter
who plays the London Minister.
Loved it & rate it 10/10.
...of Houston Texas
I thought this movie actually had some very funny and memorable
characters are so stereotyped that they have all become
the French Commandos on the beach who when they are breaking out their
emergency rations are having the menu read to them by a Sergent who
them that it will be "accompanied by an unpretentious St Emillion which
amuse even the most cynical palate"...the American Colonel who can't see
target for the Limbo dancers...when the guerilla mets the oil man he calls
him a "Yankee capitalist imperialist...of Houston Texas", says the oil man
extending his hand.
It was produced by George Harrison and has Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and a
lot of other name musicians involved in the soundtrack.
It has a nice way to spend an hour and a half. No it has no deep hidden
meaning nor will it change your life or make a social statement...but then
watch movies as a bit of escapism...this is one I sought out to own and
it comes out on DVD will buy it in that format as well..