It improves, so sit out the opening credits and the frightful theme song advising that home is where there's 'always milk and cookies and a friend'. An I-Love-New-York movie that takes its pick from Kramer vs Kramer, it stars Pacino as a Broadway writer left by his wife to care for the shared children of several marriages while completing his latest play. Pacino can do you a volatile, middle class intellectual with one hand behind his back, and along with his streetwise brood has all the best and funniest lines. But the women lose out. Weld's role is simply the necessary evil to prove the point that men are people too. And Cannon is, in her hairy, furry, woolly way, radiantly two-dimensional.
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