To think that Michael Douglas believes he is still fit for an action
role is really sad news for me(and I'm a real fan of much of his work).
I mean, never mind the "funny" undertone, the man believes he can still
carry a spy/CIA action part, with all thew fighting and flying
involved. This is a cross between "Meet the Parents" and "I spy" with
immense script loop-holes and really silly, clich.
asienka_princess watch Traitor movie
great movie, very funny, you will nor regret watching this for sure!.
rubiria watch Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector movie
this is a most excellent comedy. fatigue will never shroud this subject, in-laws are always a problem. i enjoyed this movie. 5 stars out of 5 possible..
neveyboo123 watch Father's Lion movie
good as movie well done!!.
cikgu sheri watch Gurotesuku movie
The movie is funny and enthralling. Michael Douglas is dishy at any age..
Don't waste your time...
I saw the new version of "The In-Laws" at a sneak preview last night. I
hesitate to call it a remake of the classic 1979 comedy because, well, if
they done a true remake of the original movie, the new one would have been
funny. "X2" has more laughs.
The same general story applies here. Michael Douglas is a CIA agent whose
son is marrying foot doctor Albert Brooks' daughter. Douglas meets Brooks
for the first time and immediately sucks the meek doctor into his world of
international intrigue. So far, so good. Here, though, the problems begin.
And they are many. Too many to list here. Suffice to say, the story makes
absolutely no sense, the direction is incoherent, and each joke lands with
such a thud you actually start feeling bad for the actors.
Douglas isn't given anything funny to do here. He pales in comparison to
Peter Falk. (To be fair, Falk WAS given a great character, but he also
played it to the hilt.) Andrew Fleming's direction has all the grace of an
oil slick, careening wildly from action to "comedy" to sentimental
The biggest waste, though, is Brooks. Any director should be thrilled to
have him in a comedy; Brooks could read a menu and it would be funny. But
most of his dialogue is given to shrieks of fear and complaints that he's
going to die, or that he wants nothing to do with Douglas. He's more
annoying than funny. (Candice Bergen is also given nothing to do, but no
one's going to see this for her.)
As it stands, the new "In-Laws" is a remake in name and general plot
only. To say otherwise is to diminish the genius of Andrew Bergman, Peter
Falk, and Alan Arkin. Come to think of it, if you really want to laugh,
your 10 bucks, and rent the original. As of May 11, 2003, "The In-Laws" is
my worst film of the year. And I've seen "Daredevil"..