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Blu-ray Review - Blame It on the Bellboy


There's no one way to start a comedy, but perhaps a cruel murder isn't the best way to commence 1992's "Blame It on the Bellboy," which wants to be a rip-roaring farce, only to spend its introductory period detailing loss of life. Of course, this is one of many issues hounding the feature, which intends to pay tribute to the wacky comedies of yesteryear, pitting a collection of characters suffering through life-altering misunderstandings against one another, setting them loose in the tourist paradise of Venice, Italy. Writer/director Mark Herman doesn't seem to be making a dark endeavor, but there's unshakable gloominess to "Blame It on the Bellboy," which works through violence, death, prostitution, and unbearable loneliness when it isn't trying to be hilarious with hoary jokes and painfully exaggerated performances. Herman's trying to replicate something specific here, but his timing and tone are way off. Read the rest at


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