My Cousin Vinny
First screened way back when / Most recently screened in August 2016
Director: Jonathan Lynn. Cast: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne, Lane Smith, Bruce McGill, Austin Pendleton, James Rebhorn, Chris Ellis, Maury Chaykin, Raynor Scheine, Paulene Myers. Screenplay: Dale Launer.

Twitter Capsule: Totally fine. It's also 119 minutes. Powell, Lombard, and La Cava could've nailed it in 80. They had positraction.

VOR:   I mean... I appreciate that you can see a vague flicker of classic Hollywood tradition in the setup, tone, and star chemistry. But I'm already stretching a point.

Photo © 1992 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

(in March 2006: D–)

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei

Other Awards:
Chicago Film Critics Association: Most Promising Actress (Tomei; also cited for Chaplin)

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