21 February 2002 | wiluxe-2
Decent, Shamefully Overlooked Comedy
THE BOSS' WIFE has been a favorite of mine for years. Sure, it's preposterous, but this is screwball comedy; and the premise may not be the most original, but the actors do a great job. Christopher Plummer is great; Arielle Dombasle is drop-dead beautiful and perfectly cast as his dangerously flirtatious wife. Fisher Stevens as Carlos Delgado, the conceptual artist and photographer--whose work centers around p***ing off complete strangers, then photographing them while they're in a rage--is a perfect foil for Daniel Stern, who can't seem to be rid of him. Yeah, seeing Arielle Dombasle nude appeals to my baser side; but I'd rather see her nekkid than anyone else in show biz today. Martin Mull as a professional ass-licker is at his best in this film. A pleasure, despite what others might tell you--rent it!