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Lily and Dan are a couple who have been divorced for years. When their daughter, Molly gets married she invites them. At the reception, Lily and Dan bicker loudly so Molly asks them to leave. It's while they are alone that their banter turns into passion and they get it on. Later while Molly is having her wedding night she discovers her parents together and freaks out. The next day they run off and their partners are wondering where they are. Molly decides to try and find them and she enlists a paparazzi who's been following her mother to help find them.Written by
As larger-than-life as she is, Bette Midler manages to allow her co-stars to share the spotlight a little in this naughty comedy. David Rasche and Gail O'Grady could each carry a film on their own, and Farina's role fits him like a glove. Rasche was my favorite character. Jennifer Aniston was offered Paula Marshall's role as the daughter, but they wouldn't pony up $1 million for her. Marshall is fine, but Aniston may have been worth it to draw more people into the theatre and make this film the bigger hit it deserved to be. Her stuffed shirt of a husband exudes a sexy stuffed-shirtedness. But Nucci is annoying and his supposedly comic scenes with Marshall fall flat. He's supposed to be likabke, he's not. With Carl Reiner directing, it would hard to not find this film funny, and unpredictable. This film is not for people with conservative morals, but everyone else should enjoy it.
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