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Ishtar

Title: 
Ishtar
Year: 
1987
Film Format: 
dvd
Director: 
May, Elaine
Language: 
English
Country: 
United States
Genre: 
Comedy
Actors: 
Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Warren Beatty
Film Reviews: 

Treated as a debacle upon release, partially as payback for producer-star Warren Beatty's high-handed treatment of the press, this Elaine May comedy was the most underappreciated commercial movie of 1987. It isn't quite as good as May's previous features, but it's still a very funny work by one of this country's greatest comic talents. Beatty and Dustin Hoffman, both cast against type, play inept songwriters who score a club date in North Africa and accidentally get caught up in various international intrigues. Misleadingly pegged as an imitation Road to Morocco, the film is better read as a light comic variation on May's masterpiece Mikey and Nicky as well as a prescient send-up of blundering American idiocy in the Middle East. Among the highlights: Charles Grodin's impersonation of a CIA operative, a blind camel, Isabelle Adjani, Jack Weston, Vittorio Storaro's cinematography, and a delightful series of deliberately awful songs, most of them by Paul Williams. 107 min. By Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

My favourite christmas comedy. ehem..sorry, Its a good movie. Indeed, It also has websites devoted to it.