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The main criticism seems to be the nature of the relationship between Caine and Johnson; uncomfortable for some and in dubious taste. Well time for people to pull their heads out! Since when has good taste equalled good comedy? This is essentially a very funny romantic comedy with more laughs than Shakespeare or Austen.
Let me add to the criticisms:
The soundtrack is irritating (even in the 80s it seemed naff!).
The arrival in Rio may be a bit contrived, but does help generate the mood.
Brazillian women hardly ever go topless on the beach (remember this is a remake of a French film set on French beaches where this would be normal).
Michelle Johnson sometimes misses the feeling a bit.
The colours may be turned up too far for some!
Demi Moore is clearly uncomfortable about showing her breasts (not surprising with her cousin around!)
The outcome is predicatble.
On the positive side, the jokes are great and delivered with style and perfect timing. I still find myself laughing out loud all the time even after seeing it several times.
All the cast seem to be in the spirit of the place and the situation. Young Demi Moore shows promise as an actress and the older stars show their true professionalism.
The young men in it are a draw too - I'm told, which gives appeal beyond hetero males.
The colours and the print are stunning and guaranteed to cheer you up in the depths of winter.
As for Michelle Johnson; I must differ from the critics. For the most part I find her very believable.