Better than average black comedy has amusing highlights...
A black comedy with the accent on sexcapades. I caught this one quite by
chance on cable and intended to switch channels if I found it boring. I
didn't switch--not that it's something you should rush out and see, but it's
got some very funny bits of business supplied by Gene Hackman (as a
disgusting old man) and Sigourney Weaver, funny when she's impersonating a
It's a tepid variation on the "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" theme and this time
it's a mother-daughter team who make an unforgettable pair of schemers. A
scantily clad Jennifer Love Hewitt is a bit irritating as a vampish daughter
who can't make up her mind whether to pursue Jason Lee or not. Lee seems
willing to take whatever he can get from her, regardless of her abusive
Much of it is very amusing if you can accept the fact that none of the
characters are exactly likeable. Gene Hackman has a comic field day as a man
with a hacking cough, dingy teeth and deathly pallor who finds himself being
pursued by Sigourney Weaver who is after his wealth--what else? One of the
funniest scenes has Weaver (with thick Russian accent) having to get up and
perform with a balalaika band at a night spot.
Moves at a brisk pace with some funny pratfalls and plot twists that will
keep you watching until the predictable fadeout. Good light entertainment
for a rainy day.
|Nr of disks/tapes:||1|