3 1/2 ouf of 5 stars. A fun watch that felt almost Neil Simonesque at points. Peter O'Toole's almost self-satirical performance is easily one of his best roles. A really fun period piece with a riotous ending.
A tad predictable towards the end but the ride is made enjoyable by outstanding comedic performances led by the always mesmerizing O'Toole. A stronger director would have taken My Favorite Year to greater heights.
Solid, well written comedy that makes making a solid, well written comedy seem easy. There are so many fine character parts that it's hard to say who’s the star. Of course there's Peter O'Toole but he only plays the star. The cornucopia of comedy includes so many well blended styles it amounts to a lexicon of laughter: slapstick, sarcasm, deadpan, bathroom and more. There's even a few bits of heartwarming schmaltz.