by Vivian Rose, age 15, from US
"Screwed" is a zany comedy about two friends, a mortician,
and a miserable old hag. Willard (Norm McDonald) is a disgruntled
chauffeur and house servant for Mrs. Crock, a rich old woman
whose company produces pies and other sweet treats - but
she's anything but sweet! Crock treats Willard badly - so
badly that Willard and his affable best friend Rusty (Dave
Chappelle) try to kidnap her dog. When the dog escapes,
Crock mistakenly thinks that Willard has been abducted.
And guess what? She won't pay the ransom that he demands
for his own safe return! Finally, Willard and Rusty involve
a third party - Danny DeVito as very waggish mortician Grover
Cleaver. DeVito's job is to dump a dead body that the cops
will assume is Willard (naturally, morticians have lots
of dead bodies lying around). That plan turns into a disaster
as well. And let's not forget Crock's boyfriend and business
partner Chip (Sherman Hemsley, who acts just like George
Jefferson twenty years later).
Since George Jefferson was pretty funny, this works out
fine for "Screwed", but I like knowing that an actor can
play more than one character. Anyway, it turns out that
Chip is trying to crook Crock too! (Evidently, no one really
likes the crotchety old wrinkle bag - and for good reason!)
"Screwed" certainly has an interesting and complex plot
for a comedy. I've seen some serious mystery/detective movies
that don't have such a complicated plot! The twists and
turns were hilarious - everyone frames everyone else, and
there's a lot that one character doesn't know about another.
The poor police assigned to this case have quite a time!
"Screwed" is a good goofball comedy.
Rated: PG-13 for sex-related humour, nudity, language,
some violence and drug content.
or Vivian's Review in Cyberkids Connection