Sunday, May 12, 2013

Nothing in Common 1986

     David Basner is an executive at an advertising agency.  He likes to kid around with his co-workers and to meet a lot of women.  After 36 years of marriage, David’s mom leaves his dad.  Mom says she was tired of the silence, she’s moving on, she’s happy and she’s gone back to work.  Dad doesn’t know how to cope and he starts having health problems too.  David hasn’t been close to his dad and he hasn’t lived at home for 10 years.
      Not very good considering the cast and the director.  This film splits in two with the beginning a comedy and the second part heavy drama.  Only slightly funny and not much sympathy can be dredged up for a successful womanizer who doesn’t know what to do with his parents.  Just a complication on the placid sea of life!  2 ½* (This movie is just so-so)

118 min, Comedy directed by Garry Marshall with Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo, Barry Corbin, Bess Armstrong, Sela Ward, John Kapelos.

Note:  Blockbuster 3*, imdb 5.7 out of 10, 56% critic 38% audience on Rotten Tomatoes. 
Special Note:  It is interesting to see a young and slim Tom Hanks.  The clothing, makeup and jewelry for Sela Ward are not attractive but it’s 1986. 

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