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Bertolucci’s The Blue Iguana: a Retrospective

A hilarious two-thumbs-down review of 1988’s The Blue Iguana, by the late Roger Ebert (excerpt):

I have no idea why this movie was made. I have no notions of what the actors in it thought they were doing. I have no clues as to whether the writer-director, John Lafia, thought it was funny. I do not know why Paramount released it. I do know that they say if an iguana loses its tail, it can grow another one. I do not know, however, if that is true. Wouldn’t you think that in a movie named “The Blue Iguana,” in which nothing of interest happens for 90 minutes, they’d at least answer a few fundamental questions about iguanas? But the only iguana in this movie is a cigarette lighter.


ERRATUM: A previous edit stated that this film was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The late Mr. Bertolucci was not affiliated with this production.