Starring John Candy, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young, Richard Lewis, Jim Belushi, Giancarlo Giannini, George Hamilton, James Belushi, Joss Ackland, Ornella Muti
Mediocre. Uninspired. Squandered.
Augie Morosco: I did not marry for money. I married for lots of money!
I’m eager to see the original, the Italian comedy, Crimen, because the premise is good and yet the result, this remake, Once Upon a Crime, proves merely passable. It boasts a big ensemble cast of characters who find themselves suspects in a murder through separate coincidences while visiting gorgeous Monte Carlo. Candy plays a gambling addict, Richard Lewis and Sean Young play antagonistic strangers who band together to return a wealthy widow’s dog, and Jim Belushi and Cybill Shepherd play a bored married couple in search for some excitement. The plot is solid and it’s all pretty competently done but there are no big laughs to be had and nothing particularly memorable about the movie.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-