Not for everyone, but great if you like black comedy, parody, and the 1950s.
over 2 years
Screwball comedy spoof. Just kinda okay. Really funny moments and good acting.
over 4 years
Coen Brother cynicism tilted for full hilarity
over 4 years
very funny coen brothers story about turning the tables and classes in US culture
It's ambitious and has some great moments, but is in desperate need of an emotional center
The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Sam Raimi co-wrote the script and served as second unit director.
The film stars Tim Robbins as a naïve business-school graduate who is installed as president of a manufacturing company, Jennifer Jason Leigh as a newspaper reporter, and Paul Newman as a company director who hires the young man as part of a stock scam.
The Coen brothers and Raimi finished the script in 1985, but production did not start until 1991, when Joel Silver acquired the script for Silver Pictures. Warner Bros. subsequently agreed to distribute the film, with further financing coming from PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Working Title Films.
Filming at Carolco Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina lasted from November 1992 to March 1993. The New York City scale model set was designed by Micheal J. McAlister and Mark Stetson, with further effects provided by The Computer Film Company.
Upon its release in...