| Original Score: B+
The film is indeed likable. But director Hugh Wilson, who co-wrote the script with Peter Torokvei, just skims the surface of potentially rich territory.
Cage is on best behaviour here, but he's not an especially sympathetic performer.
Mr. Cage, once again sounding mock-suave and Elvisy, makes the most of his character's fragile cool.
Like the role itself, Cage is clearly in service here to a fabled but fading star, and he seldom slips on that second banana.
What counts is the comic tension between MacLaine and Cage. It's so well done, it doesn't matter how dumb things get.
There are a few good jokes, some solid chemistry between the leads, and a little pathos, but it all doesn't add up to very much.
| Original Score: 2/4
MacLaine and Cage are really very good here.
| Original Score: 3.5/4