Movie of the Day: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Why Watch It Now?
In order to properly critique the female reboot with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, you need to know the source. How do the ladies stack up to Michael Caine and Steve Martin? We'll have to wait and see. However, this con artist comedy arguably created the serious actor/comedic actor pairing that has become a casting staple. Director Frank Oz was channeling the wisdom of Yoda when he made that decision.
Bonus Trivia, Remake Edition: This was actually a remake itself, based on an earlier movie starring Marlon Brando and David Niven.
Don't Take Our Word For It?
On the Other Hand...
They remade it the first time because the original wasn't very good.