Seems Like Old Times Reviews
My main problem was too much Goldie Hawn and not enough Chevy Chase. This is not just because Hawn is extremely ugly and Chase is not, but it focused too much on her character and her husband rather than what Chase was doing, which I think would've been more interesting. Chase is also funnier than the others, so I didn't get many, if any, laughs from scenes he wasn't in.
Not only is the comedic timing and chemistry between the three leads great, but they are surrounded by an amazing group of supporting characters. TK Carter and Robert Guillaume both manage to make their characters of Hawn's chauffer and Grodin's assistant, respectively, fully rounded characters with personality and good humor. My favorite supporting character is played by Harold Gould as the local judge. His timing is that of a seasoned pro, and he steals every scene he's in.
Only Neil Simon could write a screenplay like this. The dialogue is sharp, and delivered with the speed of a classic Cary Grant-style comedy.. It's a movie that would never get made today because it's too clean.
Lots better than the Chevy Chase-Goldie Hawn pairing in Foul Play, maybe that's because Neil Simon wrote (and directed) this one. Chevy is typically wisecracking but strangely reserved, especially for a screwball comedy.