Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux)
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Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux)
In a comedy-farce that runs from black humor to slapstick, this story is one in which a mystery writer is caught unawares by his cousin, a vicar, who shows up unannounced for a visit. Since the servants have just walked out, the writer's wife hides out from the vicar, taking care of the cooking, cleaning and other household chores. To explain his wife's absence as hostess, the writer concocts an excuse which only makes the vicar convinced that he has done away with his spouse. Things go from bad to worse and eventually Scotland Yard is called in to clear things up. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are plenty of piquant absurdities."
‑ , Time Out
"Amusing French farce."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A daffy romp."
‑ David Sanjek, PopMatters
"Marcel Carne's direction is much too innately stodgy for this kind of free-form exercise, but it's enough, really, for him to simply train his camera on his enthusiastic cast."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"...an acerbic screwball satire aimed ostensibly at the English mania for detective fiction, though other targets too slow to get out of the way are the Anglican Church, Scotland Yard, and English elite society's preoccupation with reputation."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"The talents of all involved are utterly wasted on the material."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"[A] hilarious black comedy."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Comic riffs on the corrupt values in a class system and the malleability of individual identity provide the backbone of the film's ideas and its best examples of humour."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide