We’ve all seen the old classics like the renowned “Carry On” films a hundred times and still buckle over at the same scenes. Guest House Paridiso adopts that similar, slapstick comedy and had me chuckling away throughout.
This typically British comedy is similar to that of an inappropriate Wallace and Gromit without a care for political correctness –which is right up my alley. Our imbecilic protagonists Richie and Eddie attempt to run a, well, run down guest house with sarcasm and violence. If anything, it’s the kind of hotel you’d expect to crop up in Ventnor.
Alongside those characters is Bill Nighy, which makes any film golden.
Simply picture a hell of a lot of f-ing and blinding, unnecessary violence, sexual humour and Simon Pegg playing every character he ever plays, you’ve got yourself a spitting image of this film.
It’s not about showing off the movie’s budget or any Hollywood CGI, the film sticks to the basics of 90s humour. I felt like I didn’t have to worry about strategic product placement or paying copious amounts of attention to the plot, I could just relax and be terribly entertained.
I love an old film that doesn’t take into consideration who it’ll offend and I genuinely enjoyed Guest House Paradiso. Best enjoyed hung over, on a lazy Sunday when you’ve stuffed yourself stupid from a roast, or under the stars as you shall all be doing.
You catch the screening of this film at The Outdoor Cinema on Tuesday from 9pm for just £5.
By Hollie Hayes