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Movie Review: Clockwise

Rating: It's a Keeper!!


This is a great one for a home collection. There is a good chance your movie guests haven't seen it and it is unpredictable enough that you won't get tired of watching it. That is why it gets my highest rating "Keeper".

Rating: It's a Keeper!!


This is a great one for a home collection. There is a good chance your movie guests haven't seen it and it is unpredictable enough that you won't get tired of watching it. That is why it gets my highest rating "Keeper".

This John Cleese movie revolves around a time obsessed British public school headmaster who is doing everything he can to be on time to an important appointment.

This is another movie in the genre that I call "everything goes wrong". Others include, Planes Trains and Automobiles, After Hours and The Out Of Towners.

To say John Cleese is time obsessed is an understatement. As a head master (principal) he shouts out times to students who are in trouble. "Cindy Johnson - 12:42" and then the students line up at his office at their appointed time to receive their punishment.

He is picked to receive an award and has to give a speech. The main plot of the movie is the trip to try to keep this date. To say the least things don't go the way he planned.

I won't give away any details but it is all great fun. Just when it looks like he won't be able to make it a new opportunity comes along, so he can't give up. This leads to my favorite line of the movie "It isn't the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It is the hope I can't stand."

If you like John Cleese. If you like movies where everything goes wrong. If you like British comedies. Then add this movie to your collection.

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