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Movies of 1988 Bracket Game: A Fish Called Wanda Vs. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

We are kicking off the second round of our Movies of 1988 bracket game with two sublimely silly comedies about con men and criminals who are constantly trying to get one over on each other.  Both A Fish Called Wanda and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels feature dim Americans pitted against sophisticated Europeans and the culture clash that results generates a lot of laughs.  As does the ridiculous physical comedy.  While both movies are smart, neither shies away from low-brow humor.  As we keep saying, 1988 was a great year for comedy.  But there’s only room for one intercontinental caper comedy in the final four.  Which one will it be?

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