The film is undoubtely funny at times, but quite frankly I cannot understand what the fuss is all about. My first impression of the film was that, because there were so many well known actors in it, the reason the film had been made was either: 1) to be shown in theatres at Christmas (good money), or 2) for charity's purposes (probably the ending made me think of that). Many of the funny bits were so obvious that one could imagine what was going to happen long before it did (Hitler's car and the obvious impersonation at the WWII reunion, for example). The one thing I really liked was the rich guests betting on almost everything (from the price asked by the hooker to the first man to throw up on a turbolent flight). That alone will justify my viewing the film again. Rowan Atkinson's character did look Italian (including the dark 5 o'clock shadow and accent), and John Cleese's teeth were hilarious. Whoopy Goldberg did not even seem to be present, and Wayne Knight was practically a Newman driving an ambulance.