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Screwed
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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!)

Audio VersionScrewed 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.

My Rating = Three Stars


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