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This is a lovely romp without a wasted moment. The often quite broad
comedy is believable due to the great script and fine acting. The story
cuts to the chase in a way that is refreshing (see the scene where
Lilly and Dan go outside at the wedding). The leads are all appealing,
especially Danny Nucci and Paula Marshall as an unlikely duo and Bette
Midler and Dennis Farina, who are evidently having a fabulous time.
This is just flat out enjoyable and well-written, the way a lot of comedies were in the golden days of Hollywood. And like those great classic comedies, this is not a sappy sentimental story with any false nobility. People admit to not being perfect. They don't try to be anything they're not - or if they do they are quickly deflated.
The underlying theme is "be true to yourself and don't get sucked into the boring b.s. of life." This is the kind of subversive edge that the great screwballs had, right down to including a pompous wannabe politician and a gold-digging second wife.
Bravo. If only they'd make more like this. How about a sequel or the same team coming back together for another project?