Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)

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Bert Rigby lives in the small English town of Langmore, where most people depend on work at the local mine, which is faring poorly. While his mates are on strike once again, he decides to ... See full summary »


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  • Robbie Coltrane and Robert Lindsay in Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)
  • Corbin Bernsen in Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)
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29 May 2007 | lee_eisenberg
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| he may be a fool, but the movie isn't
In 1969, Carl Reiner released "The Comic", in which Dick Van Dyke played a silent-era entertainer whose career gets ruined by sound. Reiner puts a different spin on the idea in "Bert Rigby, You're a Fool". This one casts Robert Lindsay as the title character, a striking miner in a small town in England. The town isn't what it once was, but Rigby has always loved the old-time entertainers. When he gets the chance to be a Hollywood star, he naturally takes it, but things don't go quite as expected...or do they? It was very interesting how they mixed wry British humor with occasional musical numbers (and some straightforward slapstick). I would never expect that in a movie, but they pull it off perfectly. Also, in the scenes with Anne Bancroft, it was good to see how they didn't bleach people's teeth completely white back then. A very good movie. I guess that we can always trust Carl Reiner to turn out something good.

Also starring Robbie Coltrane (that's right: Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies!), Bruno Kirby and Corbin Berenson.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$40,498 26 February 1989

Gross USA:

$75,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,868

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