Friday, May 25, 2012

Comic Relief: ¡Three Amigos!

The first time I viewed ¡Three Amigos! (1986) I hardly cracked a smile. I was alone. Kids were tucked into bed, and my husband was out to sea. Ready for relaxation, I popped the rented VHS tape into the player and watched ¡Three Amigos! Later, as the ending credits rolled, I felt like I had wasted my time and money on the dumbest movie ever.

But, when my husband returned from sea, he told me about seeing "the funniest movie" while on the submarine: ¡Three Amigos!

Funniest movie? Are you kidding me? He persuaded me to give it another try, so we watched it together and he was right... it was hilarious!

Here's just one of the numerous amusing scenes:

Lucky Day (Steve Martin), Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase) and Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) are silent movie stars called Three Amigos. Recently fired by the motion picture studio, and stripped of the clothing purchased with studio funds, they need to sneak into the warehouse to steal their Amigo costumes, in order to go to Mexico and entertain (so they think) the infamous ("That means even MORE famous") El Guapo.


  1. I don't remember seeing this film but will put it on my "to see" list.

    I recently watched "Bridesmaids" and thought it was the funnies comedy in a long time. Friends are work didn't like it.

  2. I realized as I wrote this post that it's hard to recommend funny movies because not everyone has the same sense of humor. Three Amigos might be considered "so dumb it's funny" but it cracks me up.

    I haven't seen Bridesmaids yet. I will give that a try!