Blame It on the Bellboy

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"Mix-ups, Mishaps, Madness, and Mayhem... It's all part of the service."
  • PG-13
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 5.5  (2,862)

Blame It on the Bellboy is a 1992 comedy film that follows the misadventures of a bellboy and the various guests at a luxurious hotel in Venice, Italy. The movie stars Bronson Pinchot as the titular bellboy, who unwittingly becomes involved in a series of mistaken identity plots that result in hilarious consequences. The film features a star-studded cast, including Dudley Moore as a timid businessman, Bryan Brown as a hitman, Richard Griffiths as a bumbling real estate mogul, and Patsy Kensit as a seductive thief. The movie was directed by Mark Herman and written by Hugh Leonard and Colin Welland.

The plot of Blame It on the Bellboy revolves around three men who arrive in Venice for various reasons. Melvyn Orton (Moore) is a mild-mannered businessman who has come to Italy to finalize a sale of property. Mike Lorton (Brown) is a notorious hitman who has come to Venice to carry out a hit. And Maurice Horton (Griffiths) is a real estate mogul who hopes to buy up a prime piece of property.

All three men are staying at the same hotel, but their names and rooms are very similar. When the bellboy (Pinchot) is given the task of delivering messages and packages to the three men, he becomes hopelessly confused and starts mixing up the messages and identities of the guests.

As a result of the bellboy's mistakes, Melvyn Orton finds himself in a series of dangerous situations, including being chased by the police and hunted down by a hitman. Meanwhile, Mike Lorton becomes embroiled in a love triangle with a seductive thief (Kensit), while Maurice Horton bumbles his way through negotiations with the property owner.

The movie is filled with hilarious moments and slapstick comedy, as the various characters become entangled in a web of mistaken identities and romantic misadventures. Bronson Pinchot delivers a standout performance as the hapless bellboy who unwittingly sets off a chain of chaotic events.

Despite its somewhat convoluted plot, Blame It on the Bellboy manages to keep the audience engaged with its quick pacing and zany humor. The picturesque setting of Venice also adds to the movie's charm, with stunning shots of the city's canals and landmarks.

Overall, Blame It on the Bellboy is a lighthearted and entertaining comedy that is sure to leave audiences laughing. With its talented cast and fast-paced hijinks, it remains a classic of the genre and a beloved favorite among fans of '90s comedies.

Blame It on the Bellboy is a 1992 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 18 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (2,862)