More Like The Big Dull
I can’t believe this film was nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar. It plays out like a Time-Life commercial for a generic “Sounds of the 60s” CD box set. When it came out in 1983, it got mostly glowing reviews from reviewers who were likely the same age as the characters. It hasn’t aged well compared to other popular films like WarGames, Mr. Mom, Trading Places, The Outsiders, and Tender Mercies. All those films had far better scripts than this clunker. It’s filled with characters that are way less interesting than the writers seem to think they are. The most cringeworthy bit was the ending where Sarah (Glenn Close) convinces her husband Harold (Kevin Kline) to act like a stud farm Secretariat by sleeping with her friend as a “favor.” Totally unbelievable and totally gross.
Food in Films: So many scenes to choose from. Let's go with Wonton Express. They're so posh they even pair it with Asian beer.