A Fish Called Wanda
A crooked foursome commits the heist of the century and is about to get away with it until the London police arrests one of them. Can the three on the lam persuade their comrade's lawyer to reveal the stolen loot's location?
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- Charles Crichton
- 1989 BAFTA®
- 1989 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Top 100 Laughs
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Widescreen and fullscreen, with a lovely surprise in the menu screen (Hint: if you've always wanted an aquarium but don't have the space or the patience, you now have the next best thing). The original trailer is included and the sound is Dolby Digital mono.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this fast-paced heist comedy from some of the folks behind Monty Python's Flying Circus isn't intended to provide positive messages or role models -- just to be funny. Much of its humor is of the envelope-pushing variety: There's sadistic treatment of a stuttering character, dogs and fish are killed, guns are wielded, and characters are roughed up and targeted for murder. There's also a fair bit of strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), some simulated sex, infidelity, kissing, explicit sex talk, and a scene in which a man is shown naked from behind. Characters frequently betray and double-cross each other; they also get away with crimes without being punished. But it's all presented in a comic way, so as long as they're ready for edgy, British-flavored humor, mature teens should be able to handle it.
- Sexual Content
- Simulated sex, with frequent allusions to sexual attraction and arousal. Lots of kissing and making out; in one scene, a male character is shown naked from the rear (he's also shown from the front, but there's a strategically placed object blocking his groin). Infidelity.
- Mostly cartoon-ish gunplay, but it sometimes gets a bit brutal. Lots of threats. One character tries to engineer situations in which an old woman will be killed; when the schemes go awry, her dogs pay the price. Some hitting/tackling and rough treatment of characters.
- Language is strong and colorful ("f--k," "a--hole," "s--t," etc.) but not constant.
- Social Behavior
- There's not really any positive message to be found here, unless it's that love can be found in unexpected places. But that's secondary to the constant double-crossing, lying, stealing, cheating, betraying, and other iffy stuff.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Limited casual drinking and smoking by adults.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it