22 May 2008 | jimakros
Reynolds making fun of himself
i laughed so much with this movie that i haven't laughed in a while. The reason is i don't find most modern actors funny,i think its not their fault its just that these times are not funny.Reynolds is from another era of different people ,he was a guy who knew what fun is supposed to be,in those days when he was king of Hollywood it was easier to have fun.As a movie star he never took himself seriously and that was the secret of his appeal.He was too good-looking,had too many women and too much success. In this movie he plays a guy who is a has-been,an older guy who still chases women and tries to make a fast score.Considering at one point some years back Reynolds was almost broke himself,this character is as close as you can get to the real Burt or at least the Burt persona. Burt plays this role knowing perfectly well thats how most people perceive him.He also has some of his friends do walk ons,there's a hilarious bit with Gary Busey. If you ever laughed with Reynolds and his particular humor,you'll enjoy this silly movie.If his style leaves you cold ,forget about this movie.I have always enjoyed Burt even in his older silly movies like Cannonball and such,so i also enjoyed this.In,fact i think he is funnier in this role making fun of his persona than he was in some of his hits.Definitely a silly movie but Reynolds is funny in it.