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The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  14 February 1992 (UK)
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A farce, Hoskins plays a photographer who specializes in religious pictures who searches for a model for Jesus. He does a favor for a friend and finds himself doing a voice track for a ... See full summary »

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A farce, Hoskins plays a photographer who specializes in religious pictures who searches for a model for Jesus. He does a favor for a friend and finds himself doing a voice track for a porno movie with Natasha Richardson. Hoskins finds his model for Jesus in Jeff Goldblum and a romantic triangle begins in which Goldblum finds adoring crowds believing him to be Jesus and then begins to believe it himself. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Pianist: I've done miracles for your business and if you can't appreciate that then I can go elsewhere.
Norbert: Three hundred and fifty.
Pianist: No.
Norbert: Four hundred. And that's it!
Pianist: Plus travel expenses.
Norbert: But you walk here!
Pianist: I walk expensively.
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The Funniest Movie Orgasm Ever
4 June 2005 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

THE FAVOUR, THE WATCH AND THE VERY BIG FISH (3+ outta 4 stars) I hadn't seen this movie for along time but I remember thinking when it first came out that it didn't have much going for it. Seeing it a second time I was really surprised at how much more I liked the oddball storyline. Bob Hoskins plays a nerdy church photographer who is trying to complete a photo series of famous Biblical characters. Unfortunately he hasn't found the right Jesus yet and his boss (Michel Blanc) is putting on the pressure. Filling in for an ailing friend, Hoskins finds himself doing voice-over work for porn movies... where he meets Sybil, the girl of his dreams (Natasha Richardson), in the funniest scene in the movie. Hoskins finally finds the ideal Jesus in a sad-faced homeless man played by Jeff Goldblum... who, after becoming famous playing Jesus, begins to think that he might *really* be. Many, many complications arise... and lots of extremely odd plot twists and bizarre characterizations. The movie definitely does not go where you think it is going to. The actors all do great jobs... and the script is filled with witty one-liners... and even a serious aside or two. Definitely worth checking out if you like unusual movies.


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