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Paul Mazursky's 14th film as director is a cozy, insular middle-aged marital comedy that's about as deep and rewarding as a day of mall-cruising.
Mazursky has returned with a vengeance to his special universe where the upper middle class is the only thing that exists, and this time he has absolutely nothing to say about it.
Allen's admittedly funny lines get lost in the mess, and Midler, in relatively restrained mode, fades away altogether.
Scenes From a Mall is a peculiar but, finally, very engaging comedy.
A close-up look at a couple's painful catharsis so well wedded to marital discord it's like going through a divorce with yourself.
When a movie seems overflowing with interesting, colorful details, that is often a sign of desperation -- a way of saying, if the picture's no good, get a gaudier frame.
...a thin premise that's employed to progressively lackluster effect by filmmaker Paul Mazursky...
There are moments here and there, but it's mostly ordinary, unimaginative writing. Midler and Allen deserve better.
Sorta funny, but the gap yawns between what it is and what it should have been.
Again proving Woody Allen should stick with Woody Allen movies.
Funny in fits and starts before wearing out its welcome in short order.
Some funny moments, but it should have been a triumph
I may have had some fun watching it (I did laugh a few times), but not even a day later I realized I was incapable of remembering most of what I had seen (including the ending), which is a clear indication of how forgettable, lackluster and harmless this little comedy is.
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