“C” is for Clue

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Watched: March 4, 2015 on Netflix

Hashtag: #WatchingClue

Year Released: 1985

Genre: Mystery / Comedy

Starring: Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd

Run Time: 94 minutes

Description (from Google): Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

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This movie was really funny, super quirky. It was just a good time.  You could tell that the cast and director had a great time making the film.  I’ll definitely watch again.  I’m actually looking forward to getting to know the movie well, it seems like a great new film to add to my forever-quotable repertoire.

For those who’ve never watched it – the movie has three endings.  When it was first released in theaters, the endings were distributed to different locations, with the theaters advertising which ending they were showing so moviegoers who wanted to see each ending could find where they were.  Netflix shows all three endings back to back, with title cards in between.  “C” was definitely my favorite – it was the funniest and made the most sense with the rest of the movie.

Go to Twitter and search for #WatchingClue for more of my thoughts on the movie.

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6 thoughts on ““C” is for Clue

  1. One of my favorite movies! I actually saw it in the movie theater back in the ’80s. It was fun because the theaters rotated the endings so you never knew which one you were going to see. I actually saw the same ending twice. I didn’t see the others until it came out on video. I read that the “flames” scene above with Madeline Kahn as Mrs. White was totally ad-libbed. Loved her!

  2. I love, Love, LOVE Clue! I had no idea about the distribution of endings to different locations. I’ve always seen it done back to back like on the old DVD/VHSs and Netflix. That makes the movie even cooler!

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