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.


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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.

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IMDb 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 is.

My own 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 best.

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