|Title:||The Mouse That Roared|
|11.07.14||DVR||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2014|
According to my man Robert Osbourne The Mouse That Roared was Peter Sellers' breakout role in the states. He plays multiple roles representing a tiny European nation that declared war on the U.S. in order to surrender and get reparations... Jean Seberg is also in it just before she got really cool in Breathless.
This was a frivolous goofy comedy from the late 50s for the most part... very light-hearted and fun if not so so funny these days. I did like how they had the Columbia woman get scared of a mouse at the beginning and run off her pedestal. It reminded me of how the MGM lion didn't feel like roaring at the front of Strange Brew. I love it when movies are allowed to manipulate the studio logo.
Also... there's like a thematic cameo by a fox in this. He's looking and kind of laughing as Peter Sellars gets his foot caught in a trap. I thought that was a nice coincidence following the fox from the last film.
Unfortunately, the end of the movie turns into a total disarmament message complete with a "we hope" after "THE END." I guess stuff like that firmly places it in context but I also couldn't help but groan a tiny bit. I think that makes me terrible.
Anyway, this was definitely a fun change of pace and I'm ready for more! Next up is a double feature of horror movies!