Brilliant performance of Jeff Goldblum is just shooting elizabethone of the great things in this flick. Granted, there’s not many of them, but if you have this particular taste… And what is this particular taste that I’m talking about? I’ll try to explain: Shooting Elizabeth is a low-key TV comedy/thriller with established plot, characters and atmosphere that will take you back to the eighties and nineties. I have developed a special bond with these movies, to be more precise: with their atmosphere. Sometimes you don’t want to think about ideology or deconstruct the world around you. Sometimes you want to watch something that was popular when you were younger, when world made sense and you still had dreams about changing the channel on a family TV set…

Let me present to you the story of Howard Pigeon, a businessman situated in Europe and his attempts to kill his high maintenance wife. Clumsy and paranoid, Howard is a classical representation of businessman gone mad, and if you add to that failed marriage and annoying wife, you got yourself one hell of the plot. Although the story seems serious Shooting Elizabeth is above all comedy and later on a thriller. I mean, who of us didn’t fantasize about murdering his partner? Let he who is without sin and all that crap… Set in sunny Spain, I feel that they missed the opportunity to show us more of that vibrant environment. This is a definition of a sweet little comedy from the nineties, so be sure to check it out. If you like this sort of thing, if not, you will find this movie pretty boring, so better skip it then.

Director: Baz Taylor

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Mimi Rogers, Juan Echanove, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Cristina Higueras

Fun Stuff: Harold’s birthday lasts more than a day.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105396/

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