The result is a comedy made by a man who has seen a lot of movies, knows all the mechanics, and has absolutely no sense of humor.
This picture is a total smash.
A homage to Hollywood screwball comedy that by and large gets its pace and cartoon/slapstick timings right.
The strength of a movie like this, of course, is that you don't have to believe too much for too long, because there's something else happening.
| Original Score: 3/4
Not the least of Bogdanovich's triumphs is his success in scaling down Miss Streisand's superstar personality to fit the dimensions of farce.
| Original Score: 4/5
The busy script by Buck Henry, Robert Benton, and David Newman keeps things moving, but the spirit of pastiche keeps this romp from truly rivaling its sources.