and too much humor for such a serious subject matter.share
Have to strongly disagree there. The humour was limited to the banter and conflict between Woods and Belushi and I thought helped the proceedings from becoming too oppressive and hopeless.share
I agree. Woods and Belushi weren't supposed to be really serious journalists (not Woodward and Bernstein), and both actors have good comedic skills. I think Woods' character figured he could out-fox everyone else by being glib, but eventually realizes he's over-powered and the situation indeed IS grim. It's a very sad movie, and that it starts off as more a lark I think gives it poignancy.share
Completely agree 100%!share
Belushi was just an out of luck and out of work layabout disc jokey. Their timing is great. Among my favourite lines are:
Wood's Italian wife at the start of the film - on the verge of a nervous breakdown: "I CANNOT LIVE LIKE THIS!"
Woods: (cheery). "Good morning!".
Belushi: "I can't believe a straight man to a chimp is going to be the next President. Doesn't it bug you?"
Woods: "You know what's bugging me? You!".
Belushi: "Oh well I can accept that"
Woods: "Well I can't! Go out; meet some girls; get laid. Just get out of my face!".