IMPORTANT - CHECK YOUR DVD PLAYER BEFORE ORDERING!!
Looking through the reviews, I can see that a lot of people have been disappointed to discover that this DVD will not play for them.
This is because it is an American import - a REGION 1 DVD. UK players are invariably locked to REGION 2, so USA imports will NOT play on them. I have a multi-region player (purchased legally from Amazon - do a search, you'll find plenty), so I was able to watch it.
..... anyway, the movie itself - it's a nice little feelgood romantic comedy, which still outshines most of the others, even after over thirty years.
No swearing, no "bedroom" scenes, just a sweet, funny story, featuring three main characters who bounce off each other perfectly - great interaction, excellent comic timing, and a decent plotline.
Richard Dreyfuss gives a brilliant Oscar-winning performance as Elliot Garfield, the quirky, likeable, and talented aspiring actor. In particular, I found his reluctant portrayal of Richard III as a grossly exaggerated stereotypical gay to be both hilarious and excruciating - he deserved his gong for those scenes alone.
The other two main characters - Paula (Marsha Mason) and her daughter Lucy (Quinn Cummings) are well written, and they interact well with Dreyfuss' character - I found myself liking them all, and actually wanting it to work out for them.
If you want to be entertained for a couple of hours, this is a nice way to do it.