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Peter Bogdanovich

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About the Movie

Peter Bogdonavich ("The Last Picture Show," "Paper Moon") directed this wonderful salute to the "screwball comedies" of the '40s and '50s. Superstar and Academy Award-winner Barbra Streisand ("The Prince of Tides," "Funny Girl") and Ryan O'Neal ("Irreconcilable Differences," "Love Story") star as an eccentric girl and an equally eccentric young professor who meet at a musicologist's convention and become involved in a zany chase up and down the hills of San Francisco to recover four identical flight bags containing jewels and secret government papers. This box office hit also features the film debut of comedienne Madeline Kahn ("Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 39
  • Fresh: 35
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Not the least of Bogdanovich's triumphs is his success in scaling down Miss Streisand's superstar personality to fit the dimensions of farce. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Feb 2, 2009

Fresh: This picture is a total smash. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The strength of a movie like this, of course, is that you don't have to believe too much for too long, because there's something else happening. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It's never quite as tight or fierce as the original screwballers, but is fizzy and loveable and always worth watching. – Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Do Not Rent

If you rent this movie, you will be disappointed. After all, with the non-stop hilarity and the endless one-liners, it is unlikely that you will memorize them all in one viewing. Then, you will be forced to go ahead and shell out again to buy the movie so you can watch it as often as you like (which will be often) and that's just silly. Don't rent this movie, buy it. You can't help but feel for poor Ryan O'Neal's character and he is accosted by Barbara Streisand's bewildering character, but that won't keep you from laughing out loud at the delightful awkwardness of it all. Careful with your beverages - this is a soda-up-the-nose-funny movie.


You much...I love this movie!!! I've been waiting forever for iTunes to get it! This movie is extremely funny (with mars n kahn how can u lose?) n you'll find urself quoting it for days! buy it u won't be sry

Funniest comedy ever!!

This is one of those screwball movies that should and could be watched over and over. My all-time favorite movie!!!!