A commercial and conceptual failure for myriad reasons, but it wore me down before it wore me out. I laughed, genuinely, at this exchange between ersatz Cary Grant Griffin Dunne and ersatz Katharine Hepburn Madonna:
DUNNE: "Why do you keep smoking those [cigarettes]?"
MADONNA: "I don't know what else to do with them!"
The problem with screwball comedy after the Golden Age of it is that you're expected to cut now, and certainly were in 1987; Hawks and Sturges staged their silliness in master shots, which was a far less fatiguing way of receiving the onslaught of verbiage and slapstick. Peter Bogdanovich at least understood that in his own homages, but truth be told I was never a big fan…