Movie Review: Undercover Blues

On Saturday a family friend visited and we watched my favorite movie ever, Undercover Blues. This is a comedy from the early ’90’s with an absolutely fantastic cast, including Dennis Quaid, Kathleen Turner, Stanley Tucci and Finola Hughes.

When my friend and I were talking about this movie, we had a little conversation that went like this:

Her: Is it like {name of movie that I have forgotten here}? Everyone said it was the best movie ever and I hated it.
Me: No. No one says Undercover Blues is a good movie but me.
Her: Okay, we can watch it!

And it’s true. I’ve only met one other person who enjoys this movie and I don’t know why because it’s absolutely fantastic! Is it a little on the crazy side? Yes. Does it sometimes seem like it doesn’t have a plot? Apparently, the answer is yes, because some members of my family have complained about its lack of plot. I, on the other hand, have watched it so many times that I know the plot like the back of my hand. Seriously. I have the entire movie memorized, down to the choreography of the fight scenes. What it does have is a lot of comedy, a lot of heart and a wonderful cast. This has been my favorite movie since I was seven-years-old and I don’t think any other movie will knock it off of it’s number one spot on my list… ever.

The story is about Jeff and Jane Blue (Quaid and Turner), two spies who are on leave following the birth of their first child Louise Jane… or Jane Louise, depending on which parent you ask. While in New Orleans, embarking on chapter two of their life in which Jeff and Jane lead a normal life with their daughter, they are asked to go on one last mission to help capture Paulina Novacek, an arms dealer who they dealt with once in the past. As they travel through the city in an attempt to catch up with Novacek they must deal with Muerte (Tucci), a mugger with a grudge against Jeff, and the two police officers who are watching their every move.

If you can get your hands on this movie or can watch it on Netflix I highly recommend that you check it out.

Have you seen Undercover Blues? What is one of your favorite under-appreciated films?

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