Warner Bros./Northern Lights (Joel Silver & Ivan
USA 🇺🇸 1997
W: Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel [based on the
screenplay "Les Compres" by Francis Veber]
DP: Stephen H. Burum
Ed: Sheldon Kahn & Wendy Greene Bricmont
Mus: James Newton Howard
Robin Williams (Dale Putley), Billy Crystal (Jack
Lawrence), Julia-Louis Dreyfus (Carrie Lawrence), Nastassja Kinski (Collette Andrews)
A grotesque, unfunny and soulless remake of a French farce
which sees Robin Williams & Billy Crystal going through their usual schtick as two men who are contacted by a former girlfriend who begs them to find her 16-year-old son, each believing
that the child is their own.
Williams and Crystal aren't the problem here, they're
routine, despite not being anything special, are the only reason to keep watching this drivel. The film's biggest problem is Julia Louis Dreyfus' absolute monster of a character, one of the
most unpleasant you'd expect to see in any kind of film, nevermind one which is supposed to be a comedy. Perhaps it worked better in French, this is a waste of time.