The Woman in Red

Menopausal male Wilder gets the frustrated hots for comely Ms Le Brock in this broad, unfunny Hollywood remake of the broad, only vaguely funny French original Pardon Mon Affaire (which at least had long-faced Jean Rochefort in its favour). Here writer/director/star Wilder's hankering after extra-marital excitement is indulged without question, while the female characters come off abominably: spouse Ivey is a kindly frump, spinster co-worker Radner's suspicion that she may have a secret admirer a comic delusion, much-ogled Le Brock unaccountably eager to bed her crinkly leading man. Stevie Wonder's songs would be instantly forgettable were it not for the inexplicable fact that the queasy 'I Just Called to Say I Loved You' spent weeks at the top of the UK charts.

Release details

Duration: 86 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gene Wilder
Screenwriter: Gene Wilder
Cast: Gene Wilder
Charles Grodin
Joseph Bologna
Judith Ivey
Michael Huddleston
Kelly Le Brock
Gilda Radner
Kyle T Heffner
Michael Zorek
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