A long awaited wedding between the maternally fixated Jack Singer (Cage) and his boisterous bride Betsy (Parker) seems finally on the cards when the couple take a break in Vegas. But the decks are stacked against Jack, who loses big in a poker game to arch knave Tommy Korman (Caan, sublimely slimy). In lieu of payment, Tommy demands a weekend with Betsy, who reminds him of his long-lost wife. Will Tommy steal Jack's ace from under his nose? Beautifully written and directed by Bergman, this paradoxically modern slice of nostalgia energetically revives the long mourned 'oddball' comedy. For once, Cage is pleasantly understated, playing the straight guy beset by nine shades of madness: lunatic mothers, deranged mobsters, singing Chieftains, and sky-diving Elvis impersonators by the dozen, they're all here in this joyous, uplifting romp.
Cast and crew
Sarah Jessica Parker