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Charade (1984)

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A talented, but doomed, gentleman tries to participate in a properly British game of charades.

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Two men are introduced to the popular parlor game, charades. They are solely given the task of acting out the clues. The two men take decidedly different approaches to the game, with differing results. The lack of success for one is just too much for him to handle. Written by Huggo

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It makes you laugh...'nuff said!
9 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When this animated short begins, you aren't particularly bowled over by the quality of the animation. It looks about as good as the artwork in SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK--simple and not especially memorable. However, like the best animation, this film succeeds because it is so well written and will almost certainly make you laugh. No wonder it won the Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film.

The movie is all about a game of movie charades. When the first guy takes a turn, he gives great clues yet the idiots can't guess it. The second guy gets up and hardly gives a clue at all--and his teammates immediately know it! This happens again and again and you start to feel sorry for the first guy--he all but writes the name of the films for his idiot partners yet they never even come close. Some of their answers, are so stupid they are rather funny. Now at this point, I might have scored the film a 7, but the way it ended was so funny and so fitting that it elevated the film to a 9--as it was hilarious!


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