A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
Clue is a movie about 6 guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in the murders of 6 people. The guests all meet at Hill House, where you learn that Professor Plum works in D.C., where everyone else lives. Colonel Mustard is a client of Miss Scarlet, who is the ex-employer of Yvette, the maid, who had an affair with the husband of Mrs. White, etc. When Mr. Boddy, who is blackmailing each guest, gives the guests each a weapon, he tells them they should kill Wadsworth, the butler, to avoid being exposed. With Mrs. Peacock's craziness, and Mr. Green's clumsiness, the whole group finds themselves tangled in a web of murder, lies, and hilarity. Written by
This is one of those movies that I would watch repeatedly and, being a movie made in 1985, it still holds up as a great source of entertainment for me.
Based on the board game of the same name by Parker Brothers, the six suspects are invited to the mansion, presumably by Mr. Boddy, to a dinner party. The host later reveals they are all being blackmailed and wanted to get everybody together to confront the perpetrator. What follows is an intriguing, yet hilarious investigation to catch a murderer.
All the characters are hilarious; I love all the screams, finger-pointing, reenactments, motives and their investigations. I think John Morris' terrific music score enhances the eerie and mysterious feel of a murder mystery movie. This movie constantly reminds you that there is a murderer on the loose and there are obvious suspects for you to look at!
I think the humor is just great, particularly Miss Scarlet's acid wit. This is also one of those movies that you will find something new every time you watch it. There are some downsides in this film; I believe each famous room should be emphasized more, for example, a brief dance sequence in the Ball Room and a pool game in the Billiard Room. In addition, some results on the three endings created plot holes.
But overall, a fun comedy.
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