Some films simply entertain you: They make you laugh, or cry perhaps, then they're gone. Others have a more profound effect - they make you think,and in this small way, they make a difference to life.
Presenting a slightly more adult theme from the master of teenage angst John Hughes, This under-rated comedy about love, friendship, single-living, parenthood and the conflicts that they all have on each other manages to do the latter whilst subtely and cleverly disguising itself in the former.
Stylish for it's time in the eighties, It looks a little dated in places now. The ending tries too hard to tug at the heartstrings, but the story and brilliant narrative still make it an excellent piece of work.
I look forward (perhaps in vain) to a region 2 DVD release, following the recent stateside DVD transition.