“Have fun, don’t go in the water if you know what’s good for you and try not to get shit on the sheets”Review by Lewis Goodall
If you grew up in the UK then you grew up with UK comedy, lucky you. If you grew up with 90’s comedy then you’re even luckier. If you grew up with watching Bottom then you’re the luckiest of them all. If you haven’t seen Bottom then I pity you because you haven’t truly experienced comedy in its purest, dumbest form. If you have and you haven’t seen Guest House Paradiso, then you’re in luck my friend because you have an new hour and a half episode waiting for you.
Guest House Paradiso, Directed by Adrian Edmondson, teleports you to the cheapest hotel in Britain, run by Eddie Ndingombaba (Adrian Edmondson) and Richard Twat (Rik Mayall). If you’re not sold on this movie so far then you’re lost to me. The two attempt to run the hotel but it are obstructed when guests turn up.
If you haven’t dabbled in Bottom then I seriously suggest it (the show, not pegging). The 90’s sitcom has roughly the same premise of two delinquents living on the breadline and finding the most ridiculous scenarios to get them through the day. Its honestly my favourite comedy show ever written and having a new, hour and a half episode with Guest House Paradiso, you bet your arse I went balls deep (again, not pegging).
What makes the duo great of Eddie and Richard is mainly the slapstick comedy dynamic they have. Its always over the top, cartoon violence and these two have it down, they’re the masters of it. Throwing each other through windows, slamming each others heads into fridges, you name it. Its never not funny when it comes to physical humour and these two are the pioneers, they’re the Lewis and Clark of discovering new ways to cripple eachother in the most hilarious way. They’re real life looney tunes which is probably why I love it so much.
If you know the dynamic of Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, you know that they focus more on the comedy rather than the story. The story itself is just so bizarre and won’t change your perception on reality but that’s not what its about, its just all about the constant flurry of jokes being shot right at you, and that’s perfectly fine by me.
Overall this is not a perfect film, but it is a perfect Bottom film. It has everything you could want from these two and a bit more. You haven’t really lived until you’ve seen Rik Mayall in red, spiky latex lingerie.