Less than £2 a film, good deal, good flms!
A Fish Called Wanda (Dir. Charles Crichton, 1988): Barrister Archie (John Cleese) falls in love and tosses off more than his wig for sexy thief Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) - who can charm the pants off anyone! To make things worse, Wanda is already using her charms on fellow partner-in-crime Otto (Kevin Kline in an Oscar-winning performance), a dim-witted, intellectual psychopath who thinks the London Underground is a political movement!
Meanwhile, Otto is making eyes at henchman Ken (Michael Palin), an animal loving multiple dog-killer, who is infatuated with a fish called Wanda. Get the Picture? A British comedy gem, A Fish Called Wanda 'takes a spot' as one of the funniest romantic comedies of the decade (Box Office).
Dirty Rotten Scoudrels (Dir. Frank Oz, 1988): One's got a sophisticated, suave and debonair con act. The other's got... well, an act. Together, Steve Martin and Michael Caine are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and they're absolutely ruining the Riviera in this wonderfully crafted, absolutely charming, classy and consistently amusing comedy.
Martin is Freddy Benson, a small-time con man sleazing his way through Europe on whatever handouts he can scam. Caine is Lawrence Jamieson, an impeccably dressed and high-minded artiste who thinks Freddy's giving him, and all con men, a bad name. At first, Lawrence agrees to help Freddy spruce up his stunts and his wardrobe. But when it becomes apparent that the Riviera isn't big enough for the both of them, they make a winner-takes-all wager over the fortune of a na? American soap heiress (Glenne Headly): the first one to 'clean her out' can make the other clear out - and keep the Riviera and its unsuspecting tourists to himself!