I'm pretty surprised that this 1984 comedy isn't more remembered than it is. Ebert said in his review that this film was in the same category as "Ghostbusters," but I would go a step beyond that and say it is much more consistently funny and charming than the overrated Ghostbusters is. Also similarly to Ebert, I was not a big fan of Steve Martin before seeing this, but his performance was screwball brilliance and had me cracking up several times. The premise is totally absurd, but that's what makes the film so fun. Reiner deftly makes one feel like you're seeing the 80's version of a 40's style comedy. Lily Tomlin is hilarious as well, and she brings a nice pathos to the film in places. Don't miss this film because it looks lesser 80's comedy, it should really be spoken of as one of the best comedies of the latter 20th century.