Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Seems Like Old Times

A writer greets two bank robbers at the door of his hillside cottage who involve him as the gunman in their latest pilfering. A fugitive from justice, the man turns to the place he can, his magnanimous ex-wife/attorney which only complicates the fact that her now D.A. husband is being considered for Attorney General. Neil Simon's "Seems Like Old Times" is a stupid and unfunny farce, the kind of film that finds its plot so hilarious that it feels the need to continually remind us of it. Chevy Chase's employs his smarmy panning to no effect and the delightful Goldie Hawn is giving nothing to work with in a lamebrain screenplay. The only ray of light is Charles Grodin who creates a likable stiff in Hawn's district attorney husband.