Cinema Cocktails

A FISH CALLED WANDA

Director Charles Crichton
Year 1988
Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline
Rating R
Run Time 108min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Otto: You pompous, stuck-up, snot-nosed, English, giant, twerp, scumbag, fuck-face, dickhead, asshole.
Archie: How very interesting. You're a true vulgarian, aren't you?
Otto: You are the vulgarian, you fuck.

There's something to be said about a classy British setting peppered with vulgarity, thieves, and double crosses. A FISH CALLED WANDA is, without a doubt, one of the best comedies of our time. Sure you might get more laughs per second during the latest kick-in-the-crotch comedy at your local multiplex, but when it comes to true comedic geniuses, the list is incredibly short.

If you look towards the top, you will forever see one name: John Cleese.  A post-Monty Python (and Oscar Nominated—Oh La La) Cleese is in top form as Archie, the bumbling lawyer, of diamond thief George. Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Otto (Kevin Kline, who won his Oscar for this role) turned on their partner George and are now convinced Archie holds the secrets as to where he hid the diamonds.

What follows is one of the most carefully crafted comedies involving sex, murder, and...seafood. I love cocktails, and when it comes to programming a perfect night of movies and booze, you can't beat a good comedy. Jamie Lee Curtis drinks like a fish in this film, and Bill Norris will be on hand to masterfully create custom cocktails just for this film.  (Greg MacLennan)

Here are the specially cocktails we'll be serving for your imbibing pleasure:

Stuttering Bastard
Otto can't stop K-K-K-Ken with this combination of light and dark rum, blue curacao and lime blended into a creamy vanilla shake and garnished with a Swedish fish.

Fish House Punch
Pay homage to Wanda with this classic from the late 1700s.  Black seal rum, cognac, peach liqueur, lemon, lime and a hint of sugar.

Speak Italian to Me
Applejack lightened up with the mildly bitter Italian Aperol and the lightly sweet Italian Galliano.  Ma ho sposato una donna che preferisce lavorare in giardino a fare l'amore appassionato. Uno sbaglio grande!

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