THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (1994 U.S GERMANY U.K.) D/W/P: JOEL AND ETHAN COEN W: SAM RAIMI
Tim Robbins is a naive small town guy who arrives in New York City and is unwittingly chosen to become president of the Hudsucker Industries mega-corporation (circa late 50`s) as part of a complicated scheme devised by bad guy businessman Paul Newman. He invents the hula hoop. Jennifer Jason Leigh does a manic Katherine Hepburn/Rosalind Russell amalgamation as love interest journalist Amy Archer. Bill Cobbs is the clock-keeper looming over the events. This homage to screwball comedies of the 40`s and 50`s is as near to a perfect film as you can get i think. Why it wasn`t smothered in awards and nominations is beyond me. See it today. With Bruce Campbell, Charles Durning, John Mahoney, Joe Grifasi, Peter Gallagher, Noble Willingham, Steve Buscemi, Anna Nicole Smith, Raimi, Jon Polito, Joanne Pankow, Mike Starr, Richarrd Schiff, Mark Jeffrey Miller and the voice of John Goodman.

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