The In-Laws

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)

Warner Bros.


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.