Getting Away With Murder
Hopelessly tasteless comedy that gets off on the wrong foot and never recovers.
Dan Aykroyd is a hopelessly moralistic ethics professor who discovers that his
neighbor, Jack Lemmon, may be a notorious Nazi mass-murderer. In a sense of
indignant outrage, he proceeds to kill to man, only to learn that his neighbor
might have been innocent after all. It is hard to see what lured Aykroyd and Lemmon
(as well as co-stars Lily Tomlin, Bonnie Hunt, and a slew of political commentator cameos)
to this insipid comedy. The humor seems forced throughout, and never earns a
single laugh. Aykroyd's character is completely unsympathetic (in a film which needs
all the sympathy it can get)...in fact Lemmon's character is probably the most sympathetic,
and he's a NAZI. And the whole mishmash rambles on for nearly two
hours, well overstaying its presence. Don't be fooled by the names...this film
ain't a comedy...it should be avoided at all costs.
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