MovieChat Forums > A Month by the LakeĀ (1995) Discussion > Comical scenes in the film . . .

Comical scenes in the film . . .


I noticed a review at this site that questioned why this movie was placed in the comedy category.

But, from my viewing of the film, the comical elements was one main reason I want to watch this movie again, and again.

Who can't but laugh at Redgrave's character when she is playing tennis with Fox's characer. She feels as if she must apologize for "getting the upper hand" in the game with him. It's hilarious that she kept saying "Sorry". And her British accent added to the comedy. My friends and I laugh and say "sorry" in the same manner as Redgrave did.

And there are other funny parts in the movie.

Can anyone else name something that they thought was funny in this movie?

reply

How about when she and Fox are fighting on the way back from the town across the lake and she hitches a ride with the motorbikers. He says something like 'you really do take the cake!' and she corrects him with 'biscuit!' 'WHAT?'
Or when they're on the way back from the tennis debacle and yelling at each other and she yells 'caffle.' I have no idea what that means, or even if I'm right in thinking that, but there you have it.
Sorry - haven't seen this in years. Loved it though.

"Io fei gibetto de le mei case." - Dr. Hannibal Lector

reply

I love this movie, too! My husband and I both do the "sorry!" bit all the time...

I think the scene where the Major and Miss Beaumont are dancing on the table (and he falls off) is hilarious!

My only complaint (and it a very small one) is that Miss Bently wears the same skirt and sweater almost everyday...

reply

Man that part where miss beautmont got drunk and called major a candlestick was funny...i don't why i find it so hilarious, but i do...yeah, and when they start dancing at the table and major falls off...very funny.

reply

I think she wears the same skirt bcs this was a last minute job for her and she wasn't prepared. Her parents wouldn't support her in the summer and she was spoiled and probably didn't like to wash clothes, I'm guessing. I'm sure there's a logical reason. Uma acted well in this movie, too.

reply

Oh, about the wearing same sweater & skirt, I was talking about Miss Bently (Vanessa Redgrave's character,) not Miss Beaumont.

reply

Miss Bently, Vanessa, comments in the movie that she will have to "buy another dress" bcs she decided to stay another month after she met him. They intended for her character to not be so into vogue fashions bcs she seemed more of a free spirit.

The missing the boat scene was funny. Her looking at her watch and saying "OMG!...." and standing up in the row boat. "Miss Bently sit down!" haha

reply

Yes! That was hilarious. And she beeps the motorcycle's horn to announce her arrival back at the hotel. lol

reply

[deleted]

to "honeybunny442": i agree with your following statement. It was delightful to watch Redgrave portray her character in this film.

"I love how she is always looking around with her mouth open and eyes lit up. What an enthusiasm for life!"

reply

Another one, when she swings her purse around when she's in the Italian guy's apt. haha

reply