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An average movie

Since I always had a weak spot for Danny De Vito, I was quite eager to check this flick. Well, even thought the damned thing was definitely fun, to be honest, it didn’t completely worked and I think it was mostly due to the fact that it was De Vito’s directing debut. Indeed, the whole thing felt rather unfocused and it took such a long time to finally take off. I mean, the concept definitely had some potential but the way to get there was just too convoluted and not really convincing and therefore the end-result not always really entertaining or, at least, not as entertaining as it could have been. However, I really enjoyed the tone though. Indeed, even if we have nowadays a lot of successful raunchy comedies, we don’t have so many dark comedies like this one and I have a huge weak spot for the genre. Furthermore, Danny De Vito and Billy Crystal both delivered some solid performances and there were some really hilarious scenes. Eventually, it was a promising a directing debut, a nice warm-up for De Vito, and his directing follow-up would be the much more focused and even more entertaining ‘The War of the Roses’, a movie I somehow watched about 30 years ago in the movie theatre when I was about 9 years old. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent comedy and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like Danny De Vito’s work. 



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Added by johanlefourbe
1 week ago on 9 July 2019 08:32