(out of 5)
Hilarious adaptation of the hit play features terrific comic actors at their best. The film shows two dress rehearsals and one performance of a silly bedroom farce, slamming doors and all, watching as the actors’ personal problems degrade the quality of the performance until it is left a complete mess—and the audience eats it all up! Peter Bogdanovich directs at a furious pace, with leads Carol Burnett, Michael Caine (as the play’s director), Christopher Reeve and Nicollette Sheridan all shining in their delightful roles. It’s a charming piece of fluff, zany and fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Cinematography by Tim Surhstedt
Produced by Frank Marshall
Production Design by Daniel Maltese
Costume Design by Betsy Cox
Film Editing by Lisa Day