Seems Like Old Times (1980)




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Movie Info

In this film, Chevy Chase plays a divorced novelist who is abducted by crooks and set up as the fall guy in a robbery. Arrested, Chase manages to escape and to make his way to the home of ex-wife Goldie Hawn. Chase's unexpected arrival coincides with an important dinner party.

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Simon
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On DVD: Mar 19, 2002
Columbia Pictures Corporation



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Critic Reviews for Seems Like Old Times

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Chase, Hawn and Grodin give it their all in Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times

Full Review… | November 26, 2010
Three Movie Buffs

Mildy amusing with Chevy and Goldie in their prime.

January 4, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Seems Like Old Times is filled with madcap scenes and zany one-liners.

Full Review… | January 29, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Seems Like Old Times


An easily forgotten, but not altogether horrible romantic comedy, this turkey was written by Neil Simon in his first time writing a screenplay straight for the screen. All the elements for a good eighties slapstick comedy are there: Chevy Chase as the bumbling misanthropic foil, Goldie Hawn as the slightly bubble headed but still do-good protagonist, and Charles Grodin as her long suffering second husband. While there isn't anything new to see in yet another romantic comedy about a love triangle, it still has the same zest and slapstick humor of the old Hollywood goofball comedies of the thirties and forties, which is what Neil Simon was going for. What I find repellant is how long they drag out every single, solitary, gag. The wife hides her ex from her current husband, and oftentimes is almost caught for her efforts, and so it's awkward and funny, and eventually she rambles something incoherent and stumbles out of the room. We've all seen these pratfalls before, but lingering on bad puns does not make them funny, as is the same rule of thumb for prompting chemistry between two leads. Though there are some genuinely feel good moments, it's nothing new compared to the rest of Simon's repertoire.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

With a heartfelt admiration for the Marx Bros. and vaudevillian drawing room pieces, Neil Simon's writing takes center stage in this afternoon comedy about an ex-husband's abrupt reappearance in the life of his ex-wife's happy, successful, and remarried, life. This only lacks a cymbal crash after every line. Cornball fans will be happy.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A hilarious comedy about love and marriage. It's sort of a love adventure, and it's fun. I really liked this movie, and it has a good cast too.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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