Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »
Writer Nick Gardenia is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex, Glenda. She is a public defender remarried to a prosecutor, and we get a houseful of hijinks. Written by
The film's 'Seems Like Old Times' title was so-called by 'Neil Simon' on two counts. First, it summarized the affection the two ex-spouses felt for one another. Second, it encapsulated the screwball comedy genre of Hollywood's old fashioned romantic comedies. See more »
During the party, Glenda takes the left-over chicken from the 'fridge, intending it for Nick. Aurora complains that she was going to take that home for her dinner. The police, mistaking it to be for them, take it from her in the garden. After the party, Nick is in the kitchen eating the left-over chicken. See more »
Glenda Gardenia Parks:
[Reading Nick's note]
"There are some things a man has to do alone. This is not one of them so I'm going for help."
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The late seventies/early eighties may have left us the legacy of disco, and polyester, but it also was a time of some great comedic films, and comedic writers and actors.
I remember seeing movies such as Foul Play, Seems Like Old Times, The Goodbye Girl, Airplane, Arthur, The Main Event, Love at First Bite, The Jerk, etc. as a kid. Then they were funny to me, but now that I get older, they seem even funnier. Maybe it's the nostalgia, in a day and age of 'dark comedy', to be again in an era that was more laid-back and lighthearted. These movies are just good plain fun.
As far as Chevy Chase, and Goldie Hawn are concerned, especially in Foul Play...I would have describe them as cute, (especially together), great fun, fun to watch, great talents, and in this movie pure genius. I would love to see some of the seventies/ eighties comedy icons get together to make one last movie together. With a good script, it would be like It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World would be to the great classic comedians of early film.
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