A meticulously punctual headmaster of an English school is off to the Headmaster's Conference. While there he will deliver the keynote speech, which he views to be incredibly important. On his way, he accidentally boards the wrong train, the first of a chain reaction of inconveniences and snafoos which conspire to keep him from reaching the conference on time. 'Clockwise' is a fun, charming farce starring John Cleese as this incredibly meticulous man. It's essentially the John Cleese show, which is not a bad thing by any means, as he plays this type of uptight snobbish character so perfectly that it's hard to imagine anyone else in this role. He's a man that wants to control every aspect of his life, even the things which he cannot, and this film really captures how such forces of the universe can arise, halting any man. While there is nothing incredibly profound about 'Clockwork', there is a surprisingly reflective aspect to the film, even becoming philosophical at points, but never to the point where it could jeopardize the farce comedic aspects of the film. If you are a fan of John Cleese and haven't seen this film, make it a priority.
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