The Impostors Movie Review Summary

Actors: Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci, Steve Buscemi, Alfred Molina, Lili Taylor, Campbell Scott, Isabella Rosselini, Billy Connelly, Allison Janney, Tony Shalh

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Impostors

What happens when two actors are being threatened? They stow away on a ship while trying to evade those in pursuit another actor whom they've offended. In the tradition of the Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci presents a valentine to the screwball comedies of old. It's hijinks on the high seas. The pals put their acting skills to the test by pretending to be somebodies. Little do they know the actor after them is aboard. They're getting help from the social director (Lily Taylor), but are trying to navigate treacherously between the loonies a Nazi, a gay tennis pro, a deposed monarch, and others. A veritable parade of stars (Steve Buscemi, Campbell Scott, Isabella Rossellini, Billy Connolly, Hope Davis, et. al.) are aboard ship in supporting roles. Don't miss the delightful conga line that closes the film.
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Written and directed by Tucci.

The review of this Movie prepared by ldpaulson

Maurice and Arthur are struggling out of work actors hoping for their big break. When Maurice receives free tickets to the theatre due to saving the honor of a pastry chef, he and Arthur come in contact with overblown hack actor Sir Jeremy Burtom. Sir Jeremy accuses Maurice and Arthur of trying to kill him, and Maurice and Arthur mistakenly 'escape' aboard a pleasure cruise set sail for France. On board the ship, trying to hide out from their tormenter, Maurice and Arthur come across a various cross-section of wacky and eccentric passengers, including a sheik who loves music, a (formerly) rich woman and her depressed daughter, two sneaky criminals out to swindle the rich woman, an amorous tennis player, and a suicidal entertainer named Happy Franks. With the help of sweet cruise director Lily and the purser she loves, Marco, they attempt to foil a plot to blow up the ship done by the First Mate. Will they clear their name and save the boat and its' passengers?
The review of this Movie prepared by Holly

Script Analysis of The Impostors

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals    -   adults acting eccentric Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of dancing

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