Clue (1985)

Jonathan Lynn directed Nuns on the Run, My Cousin Vinny and The Whole Nine Yards, as well as co-creating and co-writing  the television series Yes Minister. He also made Sgt. Bilko and I probably should forget to say that.

He also directed this movie, which he co-wrote this with John Landis, so he can do no wrong. That’s because whenever I’m down, this is the movie that gets me laughing.

You’ve played as Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull, a childhood superstar in my life), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn, who explains every crush I ever had), Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd) and Miss Scarlet (Lesley Anne Warren) before, but to see them come to life in a movie that has Lee Ving from FEAR as a dead body, Colleen Camp as a maid, Tim Curry as the butler and even my favorite Go-Go Jane Wiedlin as a singing telegram, well, this is what joy looks like.

How good is the set? Well, after the movie was done, it was bought by the producers of Dynasty and turned into The Carlton hotel. The rooms even connect exactly like the game.

I’m a sucker for the idea of movies with multiple endings. Other than the three endings here, the only other film I can think of that did it — which is all BS, William Castle never filmed the other ending — was Mr. Sardonicus.

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