‘Roger Rabbit’ Was A Visual Marvel, But Its Script Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

08.29.15 3 years ago 4 Comments
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a masterful piece of cinema that blends the insanity of Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer) and the hairy back of Bob Hoskins. The 1988 caper, directed by Robert Zemeckis, follows a grouchy detective (Hoskins) as he grumps his way around Toontown, the iconic home of every animated character you’ve ever met as a child, in his quest to acquit Roger of murder charges.

Robert Zemeckis and an incomparable team of animators created a world that seamlessly jumps from cartoon to reality, back and forth until nothing actually seems too farfetched. It’s a sight to behold, but it’s also a witty, biting film with a script that never gets the credit it deserves. With that in mind, here are some exceptional and highly quotable moments from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

“I’m Not Bad, I’m just drawn that way” — Jessica Rabbit

Femme fatale Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), Roger’s wife, is first introduced in the film as she saunters across the stage in a smokey club and makes Valiant wonder if he’d ever have sex with a cartoon. Short answer: probably. But her iconic quip as he questions her in his office is what people remember most about Mrs. Rabbit, and makes Valiant really think about if she’s guilty.

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