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 My Cousin Vinny 

What grade would you give this film?
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My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American crime comedy film written and produced by Dale Launer, and also directed by Jonathan Lynn, starring Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce McGill and Fred Gwynne. This is Fred Gwynne’s final film appearance before his death on July 2, 1993 of pancreatic cancer.

The film deals with two young New Yorkers traveling through rural Alabama who are put on trial for a murder they did not commit, and the comic attempts of a cousin, Vincent Gambini, a newly minted lawyer, to defend them.

Much of the humor comes from the contrasting personalities of the brash Italian American New Yorkers Vinny and his fiancée Mona Lisa, and the more laid back Southern townspeople. Despite being a comedy, the film also touches on some serious subjects such as perjury, contempt of court, bias and mistrials.

Pesci and Tomei received vast critical praise for their performances, and Tomei won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Fred Gwynne also received critical acclaim for his performance as Judge Chamberlain Haller. In the August 2008 edition of the American Bar Association Journal, My Cousin Vinny was rated #3 in their cover story listing of "The 25 Greatest Legal Movies", after To Kill a Mockingbird and 12 Angry Men.


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One of my favorite films. Simple, smart, AND funny. Also, very accurate legal and trial procedures which impressed me.


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What is a grit?


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Pretty amusing comedy, that stood out more because it came out in a period when there were hardly any good comedies. My biological clock is ticking like THIS. I still remember some of the scenes and lines, funny stuff.


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Excellent little gem of a comedy, with great re-watchability factor. I like it a lot.


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One of the best comedies of all-time. Good performances all around, especially by some of the character actors.

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Vinny Gambini: It is possible that the two yutes...
Judge Chamberlain Haller: ...Ah, the two what? Uh... uh, what was that word?
Vinny Gambini: Uh... what word?
Judge Chamberlain Haller: Two what?
Vinny Gambini: What?
Judge Chamberlain Haller: Uh... did you say 'yutes'?
Vinny Gambini: Yeah, two yutes.
Judge Chamberlain Haller: What is a yute?
[beat]
Vinny Gambini: Oh, excuse me, your honor...
[exaggerated]
Vinny Gambini: Two YOUTHS.


Lol, i love this movie, one of my favorite comedies.

***1/2 ? ****


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The Best comedy of all time, far better than Ace Ventura

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Awesome movie, when Pesci's schtick was in top form, made around the same time as Goodfellas. Everything is great about this movie. A, holds up well.

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One of the funniest films of the 90's.

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Vinny Gambini: It is possible that the two yutes...
Judge Chamberlain Haller: ...Ah, the two what? Uh... uh, what was that word?
Vinny Gambini: Uh... what word?
Judge Chamberlain Haller: Two what?
Vinny Gambini: What?
Judge Chamberlain Haller: Uh... did you say 'yutes'?
Vinny Gambini: Yeah, two yutes.
Judge Chamberlain Haller: What is a yute?
[beat]
Vinny Gambini: Oh, excuse me, your honor...
[exaggerated]
Vinny Gambini: Two YOUTHS.


Lol, i love this movie, one of my favorite comedies.

***1/2 ? ****


Can't remember much movie, atleast the details, but that above is hilarious even in writting. Or maybe just for my visualising Joe Pesci saying it.


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One of the best fish out of water stories out there.

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A hilarious comedy, highlighted by Marisa Tomei's comedic tour-de-force.

B+


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A hilarious comedy, highlighted by Marisa Tomei's comedic tour-de-force.

B+


great movie.....

yes she stole the movie with her outrageous performance.

and one of the great Oscar debate.

1993 Won Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role for: My Cousin Vinny (1992)


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One of my favorite comedies. Anytime it's on cable I watch it, never get tired of it. It's very entertaining, fun and funny. Joe Pesci and the lovely and sexy Marisa Tomei shine here. Great movie.

8/10 (A-)

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Libs wrote:
A hilarious comedy, highlighted by Marisa Tomei's comedic tour-de-force.

B+


great movie.....

yes she stole the movie with her outrageous performance.

and one of the great Oscar debate.

1993 Won Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role for: My Cousin Vinny (1992)


I dunno, I think she really deserved it.

The Oscar nominee clip they used for her was the biological clock one, lol.

(Though the "deer that gets shot" is pretty usable too.)

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Saw it as a kid and then recently on AMC.

Great fun film and everyone is great in their roles.

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One of my top 5 comedies of all time, the movie is just so simple yet hilarious at the same time, it reminds me of all comedies from the 40s and 50s for some strange reason.

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Grill wrote:
Libs wrote:
A hilarious comedy, highlighted by Marisa Tomei's comedic tour-de-force.

B+


great movie.....

yes she stole the movie with her outrageous performance.

and one of the great Oscar debate.

1993 Won Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role for: My Cousin Vinny (1992)


I dunno, I think she really deserved it.

The Oscar nominee clip they used for her was the biological clock one, lol.

(Though the "deer that gets shot" is pretty usable too.)


I agree but I know some questioned it.


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