Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads… a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take often leads to unexpected encounters with hilarious consequences. –IMDb
Although he played leads at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court and the National Theatre before reaching the age of 30, Peter Chelsom cut short his decade-long acting career to concentrate on writing and directing films. His first effort, the short “Treacle” (1988), received considerable international acclaim, but several years would pass before he directed a feature film. Gaining experience at the helm of TV commercials, Chelsom finally realized his ambition with “Hear My Song” (1991), a sentimental, amusing whimsy loosely based on the real-life story of the beloved Irish tenor Josef Locke, co-written by Chelsom’s leading man, Adrian Dunbar. He completed his trilogy of “hometown movies” with “Funny Bones” (1995), a show business fairy tale featuring performances by Jerry Lewis and Leslie Caron that blur the boundaries of their real and screen personae. Set primarily in his boyhood home of Blackpool, England (considered the entertainment Mecca of the North), “Funny Bones”… read more
Beatty tends to alternate mega-hits with mega-flops and this bawdy farce, the last film he's made to date, is certainly in the latter category. However, as a fan of Warren's meagre output I found it to be a rather enjoyable little romp with the aging lothario sending-up his renown as a ladies' man and serial philanderer. An all-star cast chip in gamely with their contributions and the whole thing zips along amiably..
Probably needless to say, the huge money spent on this film is not up there on screen. The money was spent on cost overruns, the fact that there was no working script before everyone signed on so… read review