Extremely entertaining Spy Comedy works thanks to the enjoyable performances by Douglas and Brooks.
Steven Tobias (Two Time Oscar-Winner:Michael Douglas) is a CIA
Operative, who's pretends to be an international armed dealers to the
European Bad Guys. But he has a tough week, when his only son (Ryan
Reynolds) is getting married in a couple of days to his sweet
girlfriend (Lindsay Sloane). But he hasn't meet his son's girlfriend or
her father Jerry Peyser (Albert Brooks) and his wife Katherine (Maria
Ricossa). Now Steven has to make up for lost time for his son and his
new family in-laws. But the problem is that Steven is still working
undercover, when he takes them to a Chinese Restaurant. When Jerry goes
to the bathroom, he overhears Steven talking to a informer (Tamara
Gorski) and seeing Steven fighting with a guy, who has a gun. Now Jerry
finds himself in hot water, when Steven is forced to protect Jerry from
the bad guys and especially the FBI. Which the FBI Agents (Lead by A.
Russelll Andrews) thinks Tobias is a rogue agent. Now Jerry has to play
along with Steven. Steven wants Jerry to pretend to be an assassin as
"The Fat Cobra" to impress a french terrorist (David Suchet). But this
french bad-guy has a secret about his sexuality and he tries to put the
moves on Jerry! Now Steven and Jerry are forced to get along as the
wedding is coming soon. Which they have to accept each other
differences for their kids and being future in-laws as well.
Directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft, Dick, Nancy Drew) made an
amusing comedy that has plenty of laughs and an heart as well. This is
a remake of the well-remember 1979 film, a movie that i haven't seen
yet. Douglas and Brooks are excellent in this movie, which sadly it was
an Box Office disappointment. When it was release in the spring of
2003. Which it's too bad, because this movie is certainly more
enjoyable than the average Hollywood comedy. The cast seems to be
having a great time including Robin Tunney and Candice Bergen, who have
their own funny moments as well. But it's Suchet is the biggest scene
stealer in the movie, along with Douglas and Brooks. Suchet is the
funniest character in the picture in his memorable supporting role. The
soundtrack is good as well. If you are a fan of Fleming's work or
especially that cast, don't miss it. Watch for some amusing cameos as
well. Screenplay by Nat Mauldin (Downtown, Dr. Dolittle, Open Season)
and Ed Solomon (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Men in Black, Super
Mario Bros). Based on a screenplay by Andrew Bergman (Blazing Saddles,
Fletch, Striptease). (****/*****)..
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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..
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Welcome To My World Said The Agent To The Podiatrist
Judging by reviews in the press and the user comments here, this
version of The In-Laws is a pale imitation of the 1979 classic with
Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. I didn't find it so, this film has a lot of
good laughs in it and some fine comic performances.
In his TCM tribute to his father Michael Douglas says that when he was
starting out in the picture business he avoided taking roles as action
heroes because he did not want comparison with his father. At this
point though he's definitely not worried about that. The part that
Michael Douglas plays, the CIA agent whose life prevents him from
having any kind of home life that was done by Peter Falk in the
original, I could easily see being done by Kirk Douglas in the Forties
Douglas's son Ryan Reynolds is going to marry Lindsay Thorne the
daughter of a mild mannered podiatrist who has more phobias going on
than Adrian Monk. But Albert Brooks as the podiatrist is just a little
concerned about this mysterious father of the groom that keeps avoiding
meeting. When Brooks and family eventually do meet Douglas, he bungles
his way into a mission that Douglas is on. After that it's one wild
ride from Chicago to Paris and back with both bad guys and the FBI
The In-Laws has some very nice moments and the stars work well
together. But the best performances are from David Suchet as the
international arms trafficker who's gay and who Douglas convinces that
Brooks is a regular Dirk Diggler. And the other great performance is
from Candice Bergen who is Douglas's estranged wife and Reynolds
mother. As she says she's the only one who really has her husband's
number, but she's still crazy about him in certain ways.
This version of The In-Laws is an amusing comedy, a worthy next century
successor to the original..