Posted By Heather On 16 Feb 2009. Under 1985, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Comedy, Suspense/Thriller Tags: Andrew Bergman, Chevy Chase, Comedy, Dana Wheeler Nicholson, Fletch, Geena Davis, Joe Don Baker, M. Emmett Walsh, Michael Ritchie, Tim Matheson
‘s 98 Minutes
Directed By: Michael Ritchie
Written By: Andrew Bergman and Gregory McDonald
Staring: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Tim Matheson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Geena Davis, and M. Emmett Walsh
I’m afraid I’m gonna have to pull rank on you. I didn’t want to have to do this. I’m with the Mattress Police. There are no tags on these mattresses. -Fletch
Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have a profound effect on those around him.
There is surely an element of goofy and fun here, but there is also a suspenseful film hidden underneath it’s creative disguise. Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher’s investigative techniques may be hysterical, but the actual plot is sound, and the pacing in this story keeps a suspenseful build till the final moments. This is without question one of Chevy Chases better pieces of work.
Chevy Chase’s dry sense of reality and humor balances the over the top silly, to make a well balanced meal of film and funny. He actually has a strength in the acting arena and was able to really implement that talent in Fletch. You don’t have to be a Chevy Chase fan to enjoy this movie, but his sense of humor is riddled throughout.
Fletch is just a fun movie letting Chevy Chase be himself it his element of funny. If you like Chevy Chase you’re going to like Fletch, and if you have a slightly goofy sense of humor you will enjoy every moment of this film that actually has a grounded plot that allows the rest of the film to be hyper and goofy. Without questions Fletch is one of Chase’s best pieces of work and a good movie all around. This is classic funny.
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