My suggested Hidden Gem today is to pay tribute to the Late John Ritter. Likely one of the best films John appeared in. The film is called Noises Off (1992) and is one of my favourite comedies in my vast movie collection.
This little known film follows an amateur group of stage actors as they attempt to put on a comedy production while dealing with their own “workplace” dating problems and social barriers. The part that would astound most people about this film is who is all in it. Aside from John Ritter you will also find…. deep breath…. Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Nicolette Sheridan (who spends nearly all of the film in lingerie), Julie Hagerty and Mark Linn-Baker (Perfect Strangers on TV). All of these people together make for one hilarious film. If you have had any experience at all with plays or stage productions this will make the movie even funnier.
Be prepared to rewind to catch the parts you missed while laughed yourself to tears.