Being a huge Rodney Dangerfield fan, it was more of a sad than funny experience watching this film. It's not for the simple reason that I know that Rodney is no longer with us, but the fact that he looks extremely sick throughout this movie. His face is pale, his eyes are really puffy. There are quite a few scenes in the film where it's evident that Rodney would've rather been lying in bed than performing. So right off the bat, don't expect that same relentless energy you saw in "Back to School" or "Easy Money." There are even scenes where he screws up the timing of his one-liners. It had nothing to do with incompetence (Hell, Rodney's the GREATEST comedian of all time, in my opinion), but because sickness and old age had gotten to him. Now let's go on to what I did like about "The 4th Tenor." It may not work perfectly as a comedy, but it makes a touching and light-hearted romance. I really did feel for Rodney's character, as the woman who captured his heart would continually blow him off. And I also felt his new-found love for the Italian woman, who would treat him with nothing but love and respect, but is forced to marry the man her father wants her to marry. The movie even has a climax, involving Rodney rushing to the wedding. Normally, I hate when I see that cliché in romantic comedies, but since I was taken by the story, I was able to forgive the cliché. This is in no way a memorable film, and the gags come in an intermittent fashion. I don't think director/comedian Harry Basil was talented enough to find the right balance to make this film work as a comedy. The comedy arrives in a too-little-too-late fashion, amidst handfuls of sentimental moments. If you're in the mood to laugh, I'd better suggest any of Rodney's other films. Or you can simply pop in his great "No Respect" CD. But I enjoyed this film for what it was. It went straight-to-video, and has straight-to-video written all over it. The filmmakers didn't even put in a half-assed effort to make the sets appear like Italy. And the New York scenes were obviously filmed on backlots. Harry Basil's a comedian and not a director, and it shows in his amateurish style.