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Comedy clichés, unending successions of love-at-last-sight...
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger struggle to enliven soggy comedy about a playboy ne'er-do-well who marries and then divorces the same woman, a torchy singer and one-time gangster's moll, again and again. Rather ugly little movie, written for the screen by no less than Neil Simon, repeats its meet-cute formula until a certain bleary-eyed resentment sets in. It's not a promising idea in the cinematic sense, and director Jerry Rees can't get it off the runway (despite a lively opening). Good supporting players Armand Assante, Robert Loggia and Paul Reiser aren't much help. As for infant terribles Baldwin and Basinger: at this stage in their careers, neither was able to carry a picture. Baldwin is wiry but green and nervous; Basinger is more confident as a performer, but can find no strengths for herself in this material. ** from ****
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