With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Okay, hard to believe, but Steve Martin can act. Along with Mary Steenburgen, Rick Moranis, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Tom Hulce, Dianne Wiest. . ., it is very rare films where a large number of talent provide a quality product. Martin's character is full of middle-age angst. Moranis' pressure on his pre-schooler to succeed can be found in any yuppie Montessori pre-school.
The surrealistic direction of the school play rollercoaster ride is classic, and rare in film-making. Even Martin's nervous acting style breaks through with emotion and our sympathy. It is one of the few movies where I actually FELT something real, and maybe I'm over the top, but this film changed my life (at times). Life is full of "issues", and Lowell Gantz & Babaloo Mandel perfectly capture the possibility of forgiveness and "going with the flow".
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