Seems Like Old Times
(1980) from Tuna
Seems Like Old Times (1980) is finally being released on DVD this
week. Since it stars Goldie Hawn, I had to review it.
|This Neil Simon offering would not be much were it not for the
comedy genius of Hawn, and co-star Chevy Chase. Chase is Hawn's ex
husband, and a writer. He is abducted from a cabin he was using and
made to assist in the robbery of a Carmel bank. Of course, he is the
only one caught on camera.
none. There is a Goldie downblouse
|He shows up at Goldie's house for help. She is now married to a DA
who hopes to be the next state attorney general, played by Charles
Grodin. Grodin was nominated for a Razzie for his flat performance,
but, in all fairness, he was supposed to be straight man, and it would
be hard to be more comedic than Hawn and Chase.
Some of the supporting cast was also outstanding, including T.K.
Carter, Yvonne Wilder and Harold Gould. Some of the funniest moments
were in the courtroom, where Hawn, as a defense attorney, defended one
creep after another, always before the same judge.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C+. It is
worth a rental just to watch Hawn and Chase do what they do
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