Funny About Love

Film, Comedy
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As interminably cute as its title suggests, Nimoy's film strains for a sophisticated view of adult relationships, while in reality taking the director's obsession with babies to new depths. Wilder plays Duffy, a satirical cartoonist - so we're told, though on the evidence presented he seems no more than a rather pathetic chauvinist in mid-life crisis. Be that as it may, he can boast good taste in women. First, he woos the wonderful Christine Lahti in double quick time; then, when she has failed to reproduce and been put aside, he turns to the young, spunky Masterson. A stronger actor than Wilder - a cabbage patch doll of a man - might have persuaded us that he is more than a sentimental sexist. As it is, the movie drowns in a maudlin sea of sickly sentiment.

By: TCh

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Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Leonard Nimoy
Screenwriter: Norman Steinberg, David Frankel
Cast: Gene Wilder
Christine Lahti
Mary Stuart Masterson
Robert Prosky
Stephen Tobolowsky
Anne Jackson
Susan Ruttan
David Margulies

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Wilder tries to be different and has a few funny lines , but is done in by the totally unconvincing ending.