BORIS AND NATASHA: THE MOVIE
Starring: Sally Kellerman, Dave Thomas,
Alex Rocco, Andrea Martin, &
Paxton Whitehead CAMEO
APPEARANCES BY: John Candy,
Jose Eber & John Travolta
Audience: Ages 13 & older
Runtime: 88 minutes
Distributor: Academy Entertainment
Director: Charles Martin Smith
Producer: Charles Fradin, Linda Favila,
Anson Downes, & Brad Hall
CHARACTERS BASED ON: Jay
Ward's popular characters from
the animated "Rocky and
Bullwinkle" cartoon series
Writer: Sally Kellerman & Jonathan D.
Address Comments To:
(LL, V, S) 10 minor obscenities & 3 profanities (mostly exclamatory); slapstick violence (firing bullets, destruction of property, car crashes into wall, shootouts, man shot in stomach, & use of hand grenade); cohabitation, & scene with nightclub dancer kicking up her legs; & alcohol consumption.
Capturing the look and wacky spirit of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoons, BORIS AND NATASHA: THE MOVIE finds our bumbling spies in a race against time to find a missing microchip. Hilariously ludicrous, the movie revives the schtick of NAKED GUN and AIRPLANE, minus the toilet humor and innuendo. Occasionally, the narrator's corny puns are annoying, but he helps us follow the storyline. One almost forgets such intrusions made the original cartoon famous.
Capturing the look and wacky spirit of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoons, BORIS AND NATASHA finds our bumbling spies in a race against time to find a missing microchip. The story begins in Pottsylvania, where Boris and Natasha receive a special assignment from Fearless Leader: to defect to America and find missing professors as well as their latest invention: a microchip that reverses time for 5.3 seconds, rendering any object indestructible. Searching for the microchip, Boris and Natasha encounter treacherous double agents, ruthless killers, exploding potatoes, and a mysterious man with terrible taste in shoes.
The movie is hilariously ludicrous, reviving the style of NAKED GUN and AIRPLANE, minus the toilet humor and innuendo. It is also fairly wholesome except one scene in which Boris drowns his sorrows in a Martini after a spat with Natasha and watches a go-go dancer kick up her legs. Occasionally, the narrator's corny puns are annoying, but to his credit, he helps us follow the storyline. One almost forgets such intrusions made "Rocky and Bullwinkle" famous. Hopefully, video watchers will keep this in mind when watching BORIS AND NATASHA. Its nonsensical ending is enough to make you say "Jeepers!" but it fits.