The best two-hour vacation in town!
Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Neil Simmon's Plaza Suite 2.
Plaza suite featured three episodes--the West Coast version stretches it thinly to four. Tarantino did it better with Four Rooms, no comparison.
Alda/Fonda: Perfection--both at their best. No comedy though--drama only.
Caine/Smith: The best episode of the film.
Pryor/Cosby: Annoying, uncharacteristic, unnecessary slapstick filler.
with the family
I feel the only good scenes in this film were that of Maggie Smith (who would win her second Oscar for her performance) with Michael Caine, and Cosby and Pryor. Other than that, i found the Fonda/Alda and Mattahu story lines not necessary and a little dull.
A blandly directed and awkwardly edited ensemble comedy which manages to elicit a few genuine laughs thanks to its talented cast.
A trifle, but a pretty good one. There's plenty of great Neil Simon dialogue, and several Simon veterans make his words sing. It's all very nice and enjoyable, if not much else.
My favourite of all product-of-their-time movies. Obviously, the Caine/Smith scenes are the best.
THE GIST: Herbert Ross' adaptation of the play by Neil Simon is a laugh-riot double stuffed with an outstanding cast. The play, which is separated by 4 one-acts, is presented here with the vignettes intercutting while never actually intersecting. The film is structured in an odd way, with basically two of the sections taking over the first half and then the latter two filling in the second half. The first half of the film is sublime. One involved Jane Fonda and Alan Alda as the "Visitors from New York" as a divorced couple discussing the living arrangements for their daughter. Both give great performances here and the reality of the situation stings. Another vignette involves two "Visitors from London," Michael…