Family matters. Laughing matters. They're all a matter of laugh or death as Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks play opposites thrust together by their children's wedding and by CIA agent Douglas' involvement in an arms-smuggling sting operation, plunging mild-mannered podiatrist Brooks into the world of international intrigue.
I've really enjoyed this movie. It's funny and enjoyable inspite of some negative reviews. Don't be critical but just take it for what it is. It reminds me of my Faith journey with the Divine. Just trust the one leading, in this case Steve (Michael Douglas). It may be very scary and non-sensical, but you'll be much better off if you will just trust, surrender, relax, cooperate and "smell the roses" on the way as Steve would say. Jerry (Albert Brooks) is very nervous about an adventure he did not ask for. But Steve just loves the guy and takes him on a wild and crazy adventure. In the end the two families ended up much happier and secure with millions and millions of dollars. I highly recommend this movie!
My parents and I watched this movie, and were not expecting what we got. You see, it was supposed to be really funny, but it turned out boring, bland, and full of bad jokes. Do not waste youre money on this garbage, all it is, is a waste of time, and even the money it costs to rent it!
The remake with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks is very funny.
The premise is pure screwball. A nerdy dad and a cool one must join forces to stop an international crime-lord from advancing his nefarious plan at the same time they are preparing for the wedding of the nerd's daughter to the cool one's son.
Very silly, but enjoyable.
My copy was in very good technical shape. The picture and sound were clear; no glitches. Also, the price was low. What more can you ask of an entertainment product?
Well, the kids are getting married. As usual the in-laws-to-be come from different environments. How different you may ask? Well you will just have to watch and find out. The father of the bride Jerry Peyser (Albert Brooks) is a highly specialized doctor. His skills and training will come to play a crucial part in this story. The father of the groom Steve Tobias (Michael Douglas) is a fast paced, never home Xerox salesman. Jerry will soon find out how hectic the life of a Xerox salesman can be.