Modern Problems (1981)

“Poor guy. He’s a prince who thinks he’s a frog.” – Lorraine

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 May 2022)

Brief Synopsis – An air traffic controller gets the power of telekinesis after encountering nuclear waste.

My Take on it – Really silly idea that fails to work on so many levels. It’s too bad because Chevy Chase usually knows how to make these kind of things work much better. The plot is outrageous and just doesn’t work. Dabney Coleman plays a character in a way that seems very forced and that also hurts things. The best part of this movie is the ways that this character chooses to take advantage of his new powers despite not really knowing the true repercussions of his actions.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Chevy Chase was nearly electrocuted during a stunt in the sequence in which he is wearing “landing lights” and dreams that he is an airplane. The lights’ wiring short-circuited through his arm, back, and neck, which caused him to lose consciousness. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)


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