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An account of the adventures of two sets of identical twins, badly scrambled at birth, on the eve of the French Revolution. One set is haughty and aristocratic, the other poor and somewhat dim. They find themselves involved in palace intrigues as history happens around them. Based, very loosely, on Dickens's _A Tale of Two Cities_, Dumas's _The Corsican Brothers_, etc. Written by
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show of the historical/comedy genre.
Two sets of twins are mis-matched at birth. One set belongs to a royal family, and one set belongs to a peasant couple. Just as things begin to get interesting for the royal brothers, the peasant brothers trade places with them. The peasant brothers join the revolution while their idiot twins sit around eating and failing to notice the French Revolution which is going on all around them. This work has heart yet never takes itself too seriously, making for a level of enjoyable chaos suitable for an entertaining 91 minutes. Unfortunately, this movie died upon release only to become a Rocky Horror Picture Show of its own among the college crowd.
For some reason, this movie reminds me of Cheech and Chong's the Corsican Brothers. I can't help but associate the two, since they do have the same feeling.
Gene Wilder turns in his usual wonderful performance and Donald Sutherland actually manages to carry off the comedy. The plot is littered with small holes, but the story is rather irrelevant. This work is more for the comedic effect than anything else, and it holds up well throughout. That having been said, let me also point out that this movie was nominated for best story written for the screen by the Writers Guild.
This work is great fun to watch and a MUST SEE for any Gene Wilder fan! He plays two parts and therefore gets loads of screen time.
It rates a 7.8/10 from...
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