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Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  November 1990 (USA)
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Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home ... See full summary »

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Aunt Julia
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Pedro Carmichael
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Puddler
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Aunt Olga
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Uncle Luke
Jerome Dempsey ...
Sam & Sid
Richard B. Shull ...
Leonard Pando
Paul Austin ...
Donald Loader
Joel Fabiani ...
Ted Orson
Crystal Field ...
Josephine Sanders
Jayne Haynes ...
Aunt Hortensia
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Frances Loader
Rob Kramer ...
Jamie
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Faith Hope (as Anna Levine Thomson)
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Storyline

Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home after many years away and Martin falls for her. Once Pedro finds out about this romance, he starts incorporating details of it into the script of his daily drama series. Soon, Martin and Julia are not only hearing about their fictional selves over the radio, but about what they are going to do next. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter  »

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Pedro Carmichael: Hey, that's my typewriter turd bird!
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The opening credits are read over the radio instead of being shown. See more »

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New Orleans, My Home (Going Back To New Orleans)
Written by Ellis Walsh
Performed by the Neville Brothers
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Cherio Corp. (BMI)
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Keanu Reeves given paper bag. Hilarity ensures as he tries to act his way out of it.
27 June 2010 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

'The Year's Best Comedy!' it said on the box. A review from the Village Voice, no less, although perhaps on the day when the director's mother was the guest reviewer.

'The Best Comedy of 1990'. This review on the box came from the Lake County News Herald, serving Northern Ohio. Note the lack of an exclamation point.

I'm glad I only paid a dollar for this and that the money went to the Salvation Army. That's the only good thing to come out of this.

Keanu Reeves and Barbara Hershey (woeful actors, the pair of them) fall in love simply because she's bored and he's horny. They are aunt and nephew (in name only, not by blood) and this tinge of incest is incorporated into the soap opera which plays on the radio station where Keanu's character works.

This 'scandal' is milked by the shady scriptwriter played by Peter Falk who has survived a terrorist attack on his previous place of employment and risks the same at this other radio station because of his nonsensical, baseless hatred of Albanians that works its way into every insulting line of his scripts.

I hope the above paragraphs make sense or sound halfway interesting, unlike the movie itself. It's a wildly uneven movie, with incomprehensible and disconnected scenes featuring an assemblage of low-rent talents you may half-recognise from cancelled TV shows.

None of it makes any sense. Despite wanting to be a writer, Keanu's character is never seen with a pen in hand or sat at a typewriter. He neglects his character's Southern accent in several scenes. The incest storyline features in the soap opera well before the aunt and nephew actually begin their affair. Oddball characters (like the Sid/Sam radio boss) are just irritating, not funny.

The only thing I enjoyed about the movie (aside from the closing credits) was the brilliant music from Wynton Marsalis.


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