Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Forgotten Movies: STARTING OVER
Caught this film a few weeks ago and was reminded that Burt Reynolds, in the proper vehicle, could nail a role--as he does here as the diffident, damaged, deserted husband of Candace Bergen. It is amusing in a low-keyed way and takes its time presenting its characters. Jill Clayburgh plays the more than slightly neurotic kindergarten teacher, nearly as timid as Burt. And Candace is quite funny in a role that probably won her MURPHY BROWN. A nice diversion. Am reminded that once upon a time they wrote romances for people in their thirties/forties that were playing people in their thirties/forties.