Matt's Review of Pennies From Heaven
Pennies From Heaven(1981)
Bizarre movie...can't believe that I have not seen it until now. Steve Martin doesn't really work in his role...maybe because it is so close to The Jerk and seeing him opposite Bernadette Peters as a darker version of that movie's man-child is just too jarring. I did like the basic theme of sunny depression era songs contrasted with the squalor and vice of reality. Dancing was outstanding...especially Christopher Walken's perverse tap dance strip tease. Well worth watching, but definitely not "warm-hearted", as the Netflix sleeve described it (or "black and white" either).