Written and directed by David O. Russell (Three Kings, Spanking the Monkey), this hysterically original comedy was cheered by critics and audiences nationwide. In a quest to find his biological parents, Mel Coplin (Ben Stiller - Duplex, Meet the Parents) - joined by his wife (Patricia Arquette - Human Nature, Holes) and a sexy adoption counselor (Tea Leoni - People I Know, Hollywood Ending) - embarks on a cross-country search for his "roots". Yet as he careens from one outrageous situation to another, Mel finds himself tempted by the seductive counselor - even as his wife starts a flirtation of her own! By the time they meet up with his free-spirited birth parents, the whole situation is spinning hysterically out of control! Also starring Mary Tyler Moore, Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin, this hilarious hit is sure to entertain everyone!
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Ratings and Reviews
- Average 7.5/10
- Fresh 46
- Rotten 7
Critics Consensus: Darkly funny, solidly cast, and surprisingly thoughtful, Flirting with Disaster proved David O. Russell's Spanking the Monkey was no fluke.
Dark comedy about family includes some sexy stuff and drugs.
Cast & Crew
- © 1996 Miramax
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.