I didn't think much of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but I liked this movie a lot. I bought it yesterday at this writing for 5 bucks at a local video store, and found myself laughing a lot. I don't know if it helps not to be an Elvis fan, but even if you are, let's admit it: there are too many knockoffs of the King running around--lots of them truly as bad as what are portrayed in this offering--and as Basinger's character says in the end, he's probably not too happy about it.
I became a Basinger fan when I saw the movie Nadine back in 1987, and it's wonderful to see her in another romantic comedy. Even better this time, because there isn't a bunch of swearing. I think the last good comedy I saw her in was My Stepmother is An Alien, and that was laugh-out-loud funny too. This one's been long overdue, and she is just wonderful in it as Pink Lady sales rep Harmony Jones. I would also like to point out that the woman is still a gorgeous knockout for her age--even better than most of today's younger starlets. Her character is amusingly glam looking, yet clean cut, completely feminine, and that's what makes her comedic performance twice as good. Corbett makes a handsome match for her as he, as well as the FBI, chases her around the country--both of them driving great looking convertibles--and the romance has a sweet clean, almost yesteryear appeal that you won't be afraid to let your older relatives watch.
Joel Zwick came up with a great concept here; Elvis impersonators getting killed off at random in some very silly and hilarious ways everytime Harmony gets within 3 feet of them, and a love affair Harmony keeps running from because she thinks Corbett is another Elvis impersonator when, in fact, it's his estranged wife (Denise Richards). I have to admit I wasn't expecting much when I bought it off the bargain rack, but was pleasantly surpirsed last night. It's not deep, it's not earth shattering, but it's the most clean fun I've had in a long time, and I recommend it highly no matter what your age. Also, if you like Basinger in comedy roles using her natural Georgia-born accent, you will like her and Jeff Bridges in Nadine.