Wednesday, August 19, 2015

1985 - FLETCH, modest but enjoyable comedy/mystery

Chevy Chase wise crack's his way through a fairly decent mystery as investigative reporter Irwin Fletcher.  The director is Michael Ritchie who turns in a competent professional job on the downside of his career.

Chevy Chase's wiseguy persona got mighty tiresome after a while but Fletch plays to his strong suit.  He improvised a lot during filming and got to play a lot of different characters since he was supposed to be an undercover reporter.

Fletch has a good cast of character actors, Richard Libertini, George Wendt, Joe Don Baker and Tim Matheson.  The film is also short so it doesn't wear out it's welcome coming in at around and hour and a half.

98 minutes.

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