Flirting With Disaster


(out of 5)

Brilliant, witty film by David O. Russell (his second after Spanking The Monkey) about a new father () looking to find out who his natural parents were before he was adopted by  and .  He finds himself on a cross-country trip with his wife (), the attractive but neurotic woman from the adoption agency () and two policemen (, ) who on top of being partners on the job have a deteriorating romantic relationship to work out. Hilarious situations abound in the adventure until Stiller finally meets his birth parents and realizes that some questions are better left unanswered. One of the best comedies of the year, if not decade, featuring some incisive examinations of long-term relationships and the many insecurities that beset them.


USA, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by David O. Russell

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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