rat race

The Zucker Brothers have some of the funniest comedies of the last 20 years, including the Airplane movies, Top Secret and the Naked Gun trilogy. Although the story of Rat Race has been done before, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, the overall idea is fresh and new. The story involves 7 strangers who receive these mysterious coins while gambling at this casino in Las Vegas. The coins read that they are winners and are instructed to go to this conference room. There the owner of the hotel, John Cleese, one of the richest men in the world, tells them of a game that he made. It's a simple game, there are $2 million in a train station locker in Silver City, New Mexico, and the first person there wins. It seems that those who receive this coins are the oddest people in Vegas that day. The cast is superb, Seth Green, Cuba Gooding, Whoopi Goldberg and the scene stealing Rowan Atkinson and Jon Lovitz. This is the funniest film i've seen in a long time. Nothing but slapstick physical comedy. Everyone in the theatre was laughing throughout the whole film. At first i thought this would be one of those films where the funniest parts are in the trailers, but i had no idea that it could ever be this funny. As of now, this gets my pick as the best film of the year. Even if it is just a stupid comedy.