Clue is a movie about seven guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in a series of murders. 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. Blackmailer Mr. Boddy gives each guest a weapon and tells them to kill butler Wadsworth to avoid being exposed. Add in Mrs. Peacock's craziness and Mr. Green's clumsiness, and meet a whole group tangled in a web of murder, lies, and hilarity.Written by
All the rooms are in the correct order as they are in the board game, (clockwise) hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, ballroom, conservatory, billiard room, library, and study, as well as a cellar (a non-suspected area in the game). There are also several new rooms not seen in the game, including a bathroom, master bedroom, attic, and nursery. See more »
When Miss Scarlet and Col Mustard discover the passage in the kitchen she can be heard to call him Martin. See more »
It's very difficult (probably impossible) for me to review this movie in any kind of objective way because growing up I loved it so much and watched it so many times I can likely recite the dialogue from start to finish. That being said I will try to discuss the virtues of this movie which seemingly is not popular with critics and did not do well financially when first released. Clue is my favourite board game and I think everyone is familiar with it. Players have to solve the murder of Mr Boddy including who killed him and where and with what (this is also a line of dialogue in the film). In order to sustain a movie the writer/director Jonathan Lynn added several other murders and 3 different endings. The dialogue is very fast paced and incredibly witty. I would suggest watching the movie more than once just to catch all the lines. The acting is excellent all around. Tim Curry is amazing as Wadsworth (the butler); other favourites are Eileen Brennan as Mrs Peacock and the hilarious Madeline Kahn as Mrs White. And just as a murder mystery this works really well too and keeps you guessing. Anyone who enjoys murder mysteries and also black comedy should get a real kick out of this film.
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