A one-time Steven Spielberg project that became the first film produced by his Amblin production company, Continental Divide is an amiable throwback to the Spencer Tracy-Katherine Hepburn battle of the sexes romantic comedies that suffers from one big problem: it's not particularly funny. John Belushi is the Chicago reporter who needs to get out of town when a corrupt politician turns on the heat and is reluctantly persuaded to interview Blair Brown's reclusive ornithologist who's been studying eagles in the Rocky Mountains. Cue some spectacular scenery beautifully photographed by John Bailey and some lightweight fish out of water comedy with the odd mildly amusing line "It's so quiet here you could hear a mouse get a hard on" but no real surprises in Lawrence Kasdan's script or co-producer Jack Rosenthal's uncredited script polish. Director Michael Apted keeps it moving along professionally but while it's hard to dislike it just doesn't really take off enough to take it to your heart or forgive the thinness of the material.
No extras on Universal's DVD, but a decent enough widescreen transfer.