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This review is from: The Tall Guy [DVD] (DVD)
This is an absolutely awful film, which proves that nothing dates as badly as certain types of comedy. I remember enjoying this when it first came out on video (VHS) back in the late 1980s, so when I saw a cheap copy of it recently I snapped it up. Well, the years haven't been kind, and if you thought Richard Curtis's writing was limp and twee in The Vicar of Dibley, and all of those soppy RomComs he's so fond of churning out, then beware: you've not seen anything till you've sat through The Tall Guy. This is the most toe-curling film I've had the displeasure to witness in a long, long time. If, however, you like comedy in which the "jokes" are predictable, the chracters are one-dimensional, and the situations implausible, look no further. One early example of the sheer horrendousness of this movie comes in the form of an old guy sneezing: Goldblum informs us: "He's blind AND allergic to his guide dog." Why would anyone say that? Who is he talking to? It might actually be amusing if we had learned this through a bit of dialogue, but no. And this is one of the "funnier" moments.