(out of 5)
Totally charmless comedy from Blake Edwards, a man who should definitely have known better. Kim Basinger is hilarious (particularly in the first third of the film) as a beautiful woman who is Bruce Willis‘ blind date at an important business function. He doesn’t know that booze turns her into a nightmare of pratfalls, but after the hilarious opening the film descends into awkward slapstick routines, bumbling villains and other flimsy excuses to keep an already terrible film going to a worse end. Willis is great in his first big screen role following the success of his stint of TV’s Moonlighting. The two lead roles were originally meant for Madonna and Sean Penn, but when he changed his mind about the project so did she. If movies were people, this one would be a mannequin.
Directed by Blake Edwards
Screenplay by Dale Launer
Cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr.
Produced by Tony Adams
Music by Henry Mancini
Production Design by Rodger Maus
Costume Design by Tracy Tynan
Film Editing by Robert Pergament
Cast Tags: Alice Hirson, Arlene Lorre, Armin Shimerman, Barry Sobel, Bill Marcus, Billy Vera,Billy Vera and The Beaters, Bob Ari, Brian George, Bruce Willis, Darrell Leonard,David Miner, Diana Bellamy, Dick Durock, Don Sparks, Elaine Wilkes, Emma Walton, Ernest Harada, Georgann Johnson,George Coe, Graham Stark, Herb Tanney, Jack Gwillim, Jeannie Elias, Jerry Peterson, John Demy, John Larroquette, Jon Smet, Joyce Van Patten, Julia Jennings, Keith Robertson, Kim Basinger, Lon Price, Mark Blum, Mike Genovese, Mike Murphy, Momo Yashima, Noele de Saint Gall, P. Randall Bowers, Paul Carafotes, Peter Bunetta, Phil Hartman, Ricky Hirsch, Ron Viola, Sab Shimono, Seth Isler, Stanley Jordan, Stephanie Faracy, Susan Lentini, Timothy Stack, William Daniels