I'd first seen this film on TV some years ago.
Even horribly cut and edited for foul language -- the
film was still good fun. Recently, I caught it on
cable in all its full-blown cuss word glory. Well, of
course, it was even better. Despite the swearing, the
picture still maintains its good-natured, humorous
Excellent performances by Joe Pesci and Marisa
Tomei. Fred Gwynne also does a smashing job as the
hard-nosed Southern judge (that's a long way from
Essentially a court room dramedy -- "My Cousin
Vinny" makes some very good points about pointing
fingers. But mostly it'll make you laugh.
Two innocent yoots (youths) are arrested for
murder. One of them asks his Cousin Vinny (Pesci) to
be the defending attorney in a small town court.
Marisa Tomei plays Vinny's spicy fiancee (hard to
believe a hair-dyed Pesci could land such a beauty --
but hey, who am I to say).