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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Director:
Jonathan Lynn
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Crime/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Min kule fetter Vinny
RUNNING TIME
120 minutes
Producer:
Dale Launer
Paul Schiff
Screenwriter:
Dale Launer


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Vincent Gambini Joe Pesci
Billy Gambini Ralph Macchio
Mona Lisa Vito Marisa Tomei
Stan Rothenstein Mitchell Whitfield
Judge Chamberlain Haller Fred Gwynne
D. A. Jim Trotter III Lane Smith
John Gibbons Austin Pendelton
Sheriff Farley Bruce McGill
Sam Tipton Maury Chaykin
Ernie Crane Raynor Scheine

 

Review

A typical early 1990s film with all the drawbacks and advantages that implies. Joe Pesci and Fred Gwynne enjoy unconventional rivalry as an unkempt defense attourney and a no-nonsense judge respectively, who meet up in court where the former must defend his cousin (Macchio) who is on trial for a murder he didn't commit. The tone of the film is enjoyable and carefree, never worrying about utilizing stereotypes and archtypes to construct more or less insipid comedic situations - usually about the differences between the south (Alabama) and the perceivably more urban north-east (New York). Pesci and Tomei have some surprisingly erotic scenes together, and the courtroom scenes are amusing if highly predictable. Tomei surprisingly won an Academy Award for her performance.

Copyright 14.3.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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