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This film IS funny!
1 May 2004
A friend of mine recently recommended this film to me. I am not a big Barbra Streisand fan so it took me about 20 minutes to get into this film. Once I was in, I was hooked! So rarely do I laugh out loud at comedies from this time period. I especially liked the hotel detective using his "charm" to delay Mrs. Van Hoskins. Kenneth Mars and Liam Dunn were hilarious, too. If physical comedy is not your bag, you may not like What's Up, Doc? But this is definitely one of my favorite comedies...even better than the old comedies to which it is supposed to be an homage. I'm glad someone listed many of the funny quotes from the film in Message Boards. I want to buy this DVD!
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Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992 TV Movie)
An Ordinary People wannabe
19 July 2003
I very much enjoyed this film. Even though I assumed it was just a Lifetime drama on Fox Movie Channel, I was drawn into it rather quickly. It seemed as if the alcoholic son (Carrey) had the most problems but it turns out that his problems take a back seat as the movie enfolds. Maple Drive puts a lot of drama in an hour and a half.

Several times I thought this movie was copying Ordinary People a little too much. The dining room scene with Mom and Dad on the end and dysfunctional son in the middle is straight out of Redford's classic. Even the last two lines of this film are virtually identical to the last lines in Ordinary People.

Doing Time on Maple Drive doesn't rise to the film it tries to imitate but still worth watching...especially for a TV movie!
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