STRIPES


stripes_xlg1981

DIRECTOR: Ivan Reitman

NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION

May Contain Spoilers!

Will we be adding this to our collection? NO

I first came across this early Bill Murray/Harold Ramis comedy back in the early 1990’s. This is a collection of artists from Saturday Night Live, which is hardly unusual, joining the army and discovering the hard way that the army is not what it was cracked up to be.

It’s crass, vulgar and funny at times, but it is also the product of the era in which it was made. But then again, this isn’t The Blues Brothers (1980), which serves as the yard stick for the Saturday Night Live movies. Murray and Ramis, who would rise to fame three years later with hit blockbuster Ghostbusters (1984) were on form, with Murray’s edgy performances being  flanked by the likes of the late great John Candy among a host of recognisable faces.

Funnier in 1981 than in 2013 but still an interesting look at the early 80’s comedy.


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