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Even I laughed!

Holmes & Watson

Grade: B +

Director: Ethan Cohen (Get Hard)

Screenplay: Cohen (Tropic Thunder)

Cast: Will Ferrell (Anchorman), John C. (Reilly Sisters Brothers)

Classification: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr 29 mins

By: John DeSando

A laugh with the high drama of the holidays is notoriously difficult Critics laughed several times, often even with Holmes & Watson. The absurd humor, developed by Ethan Cohen and expertly interpreted by Will Ferrell (Holmes) and John C. Reilly (Watson), made me think of Mel Brooks. That's a big compliment.

Sherlock Holmes has been imitated many times and nearly as many flames have been found, but this iteration in the second half of the 1

9th century combines the best tropics (intellectualism, obsession, addiction, just to name a few) Some of Holmes & # 39; extremes, not to mention his lack of emotions) with satire of the said Hangups and the good old US (Holmes wears a hat with the inscription "Make England Great Again").

In other words, it praises the Laurel and Hardy playbook (see also Stan and Ollie, also with Reilly), a commendable testimony, while sexism and chauvinism are looked at in more detail and humor is found among men who have a doctor a doctor can not stand the moon over a domestic queen (Victoria):

Dr. Grace Hart (Rebecca Hall): Shall we start the autopsy?

Watson: A doctor?

Holmes: Impossible. Fortunately, we have a * real * doctor here.

Watson: Would you like some heroin?

When Watson and Grace perform the autopsy, their desire comes laughing at the expense of the carcass, as if they were revising the carcass dining scene in Tom Jones. The reef on an unusual possibility that America has a president, like the one we have a century later, is rich in political commentary, but soft as a cat's coat.

These laughs just keep coming, maybe funnier than the vast titanic motif, abhorrent in the disregard of the lost 1500 lives or that the movie was set in 1892 and the destiny boat was built in 1902. Like the "Spring of the Producers" for Hitler, it works if it is not the case under all rights.

Moriarty is present (Ralph Fiennes), still plaguing and hounding Holmes, as well as a Mrs. Hudson (Kelly Macdonald) who is quite different from the housekeeper. See Macdonald in Puzzle for an idea of ​​the range of the actress.

With so many things in working order, Holmes & Watson could be a conspicuous tangle of bad mood. Instead, the doctor ordered it for the busy holidays. A "real" doctor, that's it.

John DeSando, National Entertainment Journalism's first place at the Los Angeles Press Club, organizes WCBE's "Movie Time" and co-organizes Cinema Classics. Contact him at JDeSando@Columbus.rr.com


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