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

 -  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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[last lines]
Sybil: Zalman.
Louis Aubinard: Yes?
Sybil: Where did you get that watch?
Louis Aubinard: Watch? What do you mean, watch?
Sybil: What do you mean, what do I mean, watch?
Louis Aubinard: You like this watch?
Sybil: Zalman, this the *the* watch. I'd know that watch anywhere.
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really bizarre, funny movie
7 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out and really liked it. I recall it didn't do that well, perhaps because the trailer for it was so badly done.

I decided to watch it again, and it's still very entertaining. It starts a little slow but gets nuttier and nuttier as it goes along. Jeff Goldblum is excellent as a volatile pianist and Bob Hoskins quite good as the meek protagonist. The plot is quite ingenious. The movie is quite silly and odd, and I can certainly see it wouldn't appeal to everyone, but for those who like quirky indie films, this is a great bet.


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