• Warning: Spoilers
    So often "Hollywood" is used as a pejorative when describing a film but I find that an odd insult. It's like calling a novel too New York or Paris. It also assumes that all movies that aren't "Hollywood" are masterpieces.

    Sydney Pollack reminds me of the medieval craftsmen who created Works of art with more craft than what today we would call inspiration but back then they didn't put much stock in that sort of nonsense. This film is everything you would expect it to be, nothing more and certainly nothing less. You start off with two huge movie stars of that era, have a David and Goliath story serving as a light parable about the ills of corporate America, add a couple of hit songs, and throw in the great American outdoors just to be on the safe side.