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"I'm sorry...I have a headache through my entire body."
Some very funny lines in this cute but wobbly screwball comedy from writer Neil Simon, reuniting "Foul Play" stars Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase as ex-marrieds thrown together again after Chase is forced to rob a bank and seeks refuge with Hawn, who has a new husband. The film is overrun with noise: barking dogs, disco music, and broad characters such as a howling maid and an inept valet. One scene (with Chevy hiding underneath a bed and Charles Grodin stepping on his finger) had the movie audience rolling in the aisles, but that sequence looks pretty desperate when seen on TV (it's just the sort of stunt a situation comedy would use, but there's no laugh-track here). Goldie is pretty and sweet; she's softer here and less politicized than in "Private Benjamin" (which beat this into theaters by about two months). Chevy continually loses character and drifts, but Grodin is funny, frustrated but not irritating, and the supporting players are colorful, despite all the bickering. **1/2 from ****
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