Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Featuring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly.
Director: Frank Oz.

Warning: This movie is only streaming until April 1st so act fast!

I love Steven Martin, you love Steve Martin. We all love Steve Martin. He's just plain funny, always has been, always will be. Well, except when he talks about art. Throw in the always professional Michael Caine and set it against the beautiful backdrop of the French Riviera and you're pretty much guaranteed a good time.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is about a crude, small time con-man (Martin) and a refined con-man (Caine) who chases after immensely wealthy women and lightens their heavy purses for them through elaborate schemes. Martin and Caine spend most of the movie trying to get each other out of the picture through a game of hilarious confidence man one-upsmanship.

The two of them have wonderful chemistry and I found myself cracking up almost from beginning to end. Trying to figure out how each one was going to get out of the jam the other placed them in was almost as enjoyable as the witty and slapstick laughs. There aren't many movies that can combine physical comedy and class but this one does it wonderfully. If you're a fan of Steve Martin, chances are you've seen this already, but it really is worth checking out again.

To add this movie to your Netflix queue click here.

According to instantwatcher.com this movie will stop streaming on Netflix 4/1/11.

The Standard 5:

Why is it in your queue? Steve Martin!

Is it artsy? No.

What stood out the most to you? The chemistry between Caine and Martin.

What mood should I be in to watch this movie? Ready to laugh your ass off.

What rating did you give it on Netflix? 4 Stars. 


  1. I never get tired of this movie.

    "Dr. Schuffhuesen....Dr. Schuffhuesen...."

  2. This movie is absolutely amazing. One of my favorite comedies OF ALL TIME. My whole family used to call my brother Rupert. :)

  3. Ha, that's pretty funny. And yea, this is one of those movies that just make me all warm and fuzzy inside.


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