... My daughter was comparing it to Clue, I've never seen it so it's on the watch list now.
We played the game a lot when I was younger and more recently this spring when I was laid off for a month. I'm going to try to find a copy of the film that has the alternate endings.I took his "odd" accent as being more purposeful than anything. I feel like they set his character up to be the "outsider". All the other characters were a part of the family and friend circle, and he was the strange new element that was going to throw them all off their game. If he'd had his normal British accent, it would have been trope. If he'd had a "normal" American accent it would have been a pseudo cop drama. But giving him the extreme southern accent kept him the odd man out; it was so nice and comforting it was unnerving. It made him the outsider, it kept him "sitting at the sidelines by the piano" the whole movie through, not just in his first scene.
That's my take anyways. lol
Clue is better. But that's more of a comment on how AMAZING Clue is. Comedy superstar line up, almost all at the top of their games.
You ever played the board game?
We played the game a lot when I was younger and more recently this spring when I was laid off for a month. I'm going to try to find a copy of the film that has the alternate endings.
I agree wholeheartedly. Murder By Death is far better than Clue IMHO. Firstly the writer, Neil Simon. Secondly the cast, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, James Coco, Maggie Smith, David Niven, Peter Falk, Eileen Brennan, Truman F-ing Capote!The people who liked this AND Clue should watch Murder By Death.
Great cast, original story (for its time) and FUNNY