Number of Times Seen – Between 3-5 times (Cable in the 90’s and 1 Feb 2017)
Brief Synopsis – A woman in a hopeless and boring marriage decides to have an affair with a stranger not knowing how much it will effect her life.
My Take on it – I saw this film a few times on cable as a teen and always thought it was really funny because it takes a clever concept and works it into a really fun film.
The idea of taking three different stories of family members and putting them all together may seen a bit much, but they handle it here quite well.
The cast is superb with Kirstie Alley, Scott Bakula, Carrie Fisher, Bill Pullman, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Ed O’Neill, John Randolph and Frances Sternhagen all doing their part to make this film so much fun.
One would normally assume that Alley is miscast here, but she does a great job as the lead and we can even sympathize with her dilemmas.
Another great and funny film directed by Carl Reiner!
Bottom Line – Great concept that is funny on so many levels. Amazing cast really helps make this even more enjoyable. Alley would seem so miscast as the lead here but she handles it wonderfully. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This was a surprising hit in Italy where it was released under the slightly more intriguing title of “Brief Fling with a Corpse”. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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