Noises Off… (1992)

PETER BOGDANOVICH

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1992.  Touchstone Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1, Nothing On Productions.  Screenplay by , based on the play by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Hilarious adaptation of the hit play features terrific comic actors at their best. The film shows two dress rehearsals and one performance of a silly bedroom farce, slamming doors and all, watching as the actors’ personal problems degrade the quality of the performance until it is left a complete mess—and the audience eats it all up! Peter Bogdanovich directs at a furious pace, with leads , Michael Caine (as the play’s director),  and all shining in their delightful roles. It’s a charming piece of fluff, zany and fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable.

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