22- Dr. Strangelove [9.5]

Fearful that the Russians are fluoridating America’s drinking water, General Jack D. Ripper unleashes a B-52 H-Bomb attack on the Soviets, and a frantic President and Joint Chiefs of Staff must somehow find a way to stop it.

Satire at its best. One of Kubrick’s finest films, this black comedy is still relevant. Peter Sellers plays three characters (at the request of the studio, who wanted him to play a fourth) and injects humor into each while keeping them distinct from one another. I found myself laughing hysterically and shaking my head at the absurdity on display. Having heard the famous last line of the film a number of times before actually seeing it, I was pleased to find it to be every bit as memorable of a scene as I imagined it to be.

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