When Miss Vicki's father dies, she becomes the world's greatest philanthropist. Unfortunately, she is flat broke! Her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from... See full summary »
Dick Van Dyke,
An overweight housewife has to confront her weight problem when her husband leaves her because of it. She has a happily married and overweight friend and an unhappily thin, engaged friend ... See full summary »
Barbara Eden played a pretty widow who served as the head writer for a hit soap opera who real life - dealing with the show's mean-spirited star and troubled producer at work and her son and her boyfriend at home - is also a soap opera.
Old-fashioned ABC-TV movie-of-the-week, made back in the day when ex-sitcom stars could still garner a juicy comedy (if not at the cinema then at least on television, where this flick got big ratings and was rerun for a few years). The nifty premise has two grown women, tired of their lives, switching places. Fast and friendly, with lots of '70s slang and familiar faces in supporting roles. Fans of "I Dream of Jeannie"'s Barbara Eden and "Get Smart"'s Barbara Feldon will no doubt enjoy this; the ladies look great and have a fun scene together getting drunk. Penny Marshall shows incredible polish as a pessimistic secretary, the men wisely stay out of the way, and the movie has something to say at the end of it all. It's a delicious switcheroo!
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