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Whoops…Did I Do That?: Top 10 Film Bumblers and Stumblers

7 June 2014 7:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The world of cinema certainly has had its share of sympathetic bumbling and stumbling characters rich in both comedic and tragic layers and anything else in between. Some of these movie misfits are misunderstood and actually more aware then they appear. The combination of being slow-witted, clumsy, awkward, inept, unstable–it all has its entertaining points in the hapless scheme of things. Importantly, these bumbling and stumbling film figureheads generate a kind of loose-minded and in some cases underlying poignancy that resonates so soundly for global moviegoers to observe with embraced enthusiasm.

So let us take a look at a selection of klutzy candidates (both in seriousness and silliness) that inspire us to chuckle and root for in the column Whoops…Did I Do That?: Top 10 Film Bumblers and Stumblers (Note: the listing of the choices below are not in any particular order of preference):

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- Frank Ochieng

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Queen and Country’

20 May 2014 1:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Boorman has gone back to the wellspring of personal experience that so richly informed his 1987 “Hope and Glory” for “Queen and Country,” and the result is a modest but pleasing return to form for 81-year-old British director, here making his first feature since the little seen “The Tiger’s Tale” in 2006. Set a decade on from “Hope,” during the Boorman surrogate’s compulsory military service, “Queen” never reaches the lyrical heights of its predecessor — arguably one of the greatest of all films about childhood and war — but benefits from a vividly realized sense of time and place and a gallery of colorful supporting characters burnished with the warm glow of memory. The modestly budgeted pic should see considerably greater critical and commercial success than Boorman’s last several efforts following its Cannes premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight, which has made a habit in recent years of screening the “comeback »

- Scott Foundas

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