My Blue Heaven Reviews
As Vinnie lives in Florida, he must adjust to the small community and its ways. His wife instantly is unable to cope and leaves right away. He finds it difficult to get leave his criminal ways as he commits various misdemeanors and gets together with others he recognizes from the witness protection program. This various acts put officer Hannah (Joan Cusack) and Barney at odds as they argue with the jurisdiction rights and Vinnie's disposition. Barney is accused of being too boring and systematic so his wife leaves him. Through Vinnie's actions Barney learns how to drink, dance, dress better, get out of his typical patterns and gains self-confidence. With this, Barney takes this opportunity to court her Hannah. He helps Hannah gain confidence and deal with her annoying ex-husband (Daniel Stern).
My Blue Heaven has the right comedic talent, but fails to really deliver many laughs. The plots premise does not have much to go on and seems to be constantly coming up with events to occur to keep the movie going. Martin's antics are typical of his characters, but he does not have enough story to go along with it. His fast-talking New York city mobster Italian antics and desires do not have as much comedic weight as the film hopes and expects. Moranis is lovable as the typical loser he plays, but is a hard sell as an FBI agent. My Blue Heaven is one of the Steve Martin movies nobody talks about, and the reason for that is evident. Blue Heaven is a harmless comedy that can be missed even by fans of actors in the films.
also stars Melanie Mayron, Carol Kane, Bill Irwin, Julie Brovasso, Jesse Bradford and Colleen Camp.
directed by Herbert Ross.