A Fine Mess
A Fine Mess (1986)

Blake Edwards directed this perfectly awful comedy about a pair of losers -- a Hollywood extra (Ted Danson) and a carhop (Howie Mandel) -- who win the jackpot at the racetrack after overhearing (in Three's Company fashion) another pair… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 8, 1986
DVD Release Date: December 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

... relies on shtick that ranges from the familiar ("Three Stooges"-style horseplay) to the prehistoric (as at an auction where Danson and Mandel sniff their armptis and unwittingly enter the bidding).

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a thoroughly ludicrous but strangely enjoyable piece of work.

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Walter Goodman
New York Times

The acting, to use a quiet word, is broad, with everybody giving big reactions at the smallest incitement, but not broad enough to cover the lack of content.

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Scott Weinberg

Obviously inspired by the 1932 Laurel & Hardy short The Music Box, A Fine Mess represents director Blake Edwards at his most witless and desperate.

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Chad Roesti
Another 80's movie I thought was great when I was 12. The hormones were really flowing back then and Maria Conchita Alonso was hot. I have just put this… More