The 1979 version with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk has a cult following and launched the career of screenwriter-director Andrew Bergman. Good casting, on paper: Douglas = suave, Brooks = anxious. But who’s the audience?
Comedy (May 23)
With: Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Robin Tunney, Ryan Reynolds.
The idea: Bland podiatrist and manic CIA man make for mismatched fathers-in-law.
Writers: Nat Mauldin and Ed Solomon, based on the screenplay by Andrew Bergman.
Director: Andy Fleming.