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My Cousin Vinny



My Cousin Vinny
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My Cousin Vinny is a witty example of why you should never trust your relatives - especially relatives who happen to be lawyers.

Bill Gambini (Ralph Macchio) and Stan Rothenstein (Mitchell Witfield) are travelling cross-country and stop at a convenience store for food. Bill accidentally forgets to pay for a can of tuna, and they get arrested. However, it's not because of the tuna - the store clerk was shot shortly after they left, and they are the prime suspects. Not knowing this and assuming that they were arrested for shoplifting, they confess!

And it gets better. Bill calls home and his mom informs him that cousin Vinny is a lawyer; he'll help. Some lawyer - it took Vinny six tries just to pass his bar exam. (And he's never actually argued a case in court.) Cousin Vinny (Joe Pesci) and his New Yorker fiance (Marisa Tomei) make quite an impression on this little town!

The acting is believable enough for a comedy, and the plot is extremely well written. The many funny scenes keep you laughing, and this screwball comedy is definitely worth renting.

My Rating = Three Stars

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