Nadine

BB

(out of 5)


‘s considerable comedy talents are wasted in this pointless effort by Robert Benton. She plays a daffy hairdresser who has no idea that when she goes to a photographer to demand back the “artistic” portraits he has taken of her, that she will end up involved in a caper that includes murder and police corruption. She reluctantly asks her idiot ex-husband () to help her out, resulting in having to avoid the bad guys who want to bump her off for what she’s witnessed while also rehashing a very bad relationship. It could have been irresistibly cute, but the script gives Basinger a few good moments at the beginning and then renders her completely useless to the plot for the rest of the film. Benton, usually so good at presenting actors in terrific, rich roles, gets very little mileage of the weak screenplay here.


TriStar Pictures, ML Delphi Premier Productions

USA, 1987

Directed by 

Screenplay by Robert Benton

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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