This has so many positives buried within the skin of a lightweight comedy.
Jason Robards as the father who is simply seen by his children a way to get money. He might just break your heart in a scene or two.
Steve Martin, the nominal star, and that car journey swerve, and the song that will become one of your earworms.
Tom Hulce as the feckless, useless, spendthrift son who only thinks of himself.
Keanu Reeves in one of his few decent roles as a young actor - I was quite impressed by him here.
Leaf (now Joaquin) Phoenix, superb as a child struggling with adolescence. He might well surprise you here.
Rick Moranis, Dianne Wiest, Mary Steenburgen, all showing quite formidable acting chops.
All this - and it is funny as well.