Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Blame it on the Bellboy - REVIEW

Film of the Day #56/ 300

Blame it on the Bellboy is an underrated British comedy gem set in the beautiful city of Venice. When a linguistically challenged bellboy confuses the invitations going to a realtor, a philanderer and an assassin, he unintentionally sends each man to the wrong location and sets in motion a chain of events that result in an old-fashioned farce. The movie soon spins into an unpretentious and delightful romp around the beauteous locations in Venice complete with clever misunderstandings. Dudley Moore is especially appealing here in one of his last screen roles. Bronson Pinchot is also a riot as the world's worst bellboy. Director Mark Herman expertly weaves the three story lines together with a slew of great jokes and subtle sight gags. If you like your comedy literate with a little dark humour around the edges and a surprise ending, you will adore this comedy of errors.