“Sweetheart, we’ll be back together before you know it.” – Richard Moore
Number of Times Seen – at least twice (video in the 80’s and 26 Jan 2022)
Brief Synopsis – A businessman unhappy with his life decides to take a solo vacation while his wife takes the rest of the family to a ski resort with the hope that he will find happiness.
My Take on it – This is a movie that I recall seeing as a kid, yet didn’t recall much about what happens.
The truth is that is probably a good thing since after having watched it now, I definitely wouldn’t have understood it at all as a kid.
The film tries to look at the dilemma that make people seem to have with their marriages; that they feel that life would be better of they had the ability to feel single and free.
The story moves in a pretty realistic way when dealing with the communication and chemistry between the main couple.
They have a great message and moral here that is much more profound than one might expect from a comedy like this and that helps make things more intriguing and engaging to watch.
The cast is quite good and as a fan of David Naughton from both Midnight Madness (1980) and An American Werewolf in London (1981), I was happy to see him in another film as the lead.
The film is very 80’s yet still feels relevant in a world nearly 40 years later which says so much about the way that things evolve, yet still stay the same.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Laurie Holden’s debut. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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