Number of Times Seen – at least twice (cable in the 90’s and 21 Jan 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A greedy New York financial broker gets into a war with a small New England Company when he tries to take it over in order to close it down.
My Take on it – Danny DeVito is known for his over the top performances and this film is no exception to that rule.
He plays the villain so well and it seems as if he has so much fun doing so.
The film stays fun despite dealing with heavy financial themes because everything else is done smoothly so those of us (like me) who know little about stocks and bonds don’t get lost along the way.
The scenes between DeVito and Penelope Ann Miller feel too forced tho and the two have no chemistry what so ever together
Bottom Line – Fun movie that works on most levels even if one doesn’t really understand the financial world. DeVito is great here, but his scenes with Miller feel too forced due to lack of real chemistry between the characters.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Danny DeVito refuses to eat junk food, so the donuts he eats in this film aren’t fried, contain no sugar, and are fat-free. They were made to order by Mani’s Bakery Cafe on Fairfax in Los Angeles. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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