I’m not going to lie. There were a few jokes in this movie that I laughed at. When I wasn’t laughing I was imagining who would be cast in this movie if it was made now. Sandra Bullock? Jennifer Aniston? Insert name of bankable male comedic actor who could reasonably pass for an architect. Maybe Paul Rudd?
Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn’s characters are deeply middle aged and their desperation is palpable in a way that would not fly in 2010. To give an idea of how on the edge this movie is, Peter MacNichol plays Steve Martin’s pervy friend who will not shut up about him getting laid. Weirdest of all, there is real chemistry between Steve and Goldie. - Irene