Funny About Love

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

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


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

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