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The In-Laws (1979)

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Arthur Hiller

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Plot Summary

Emmy Award-winner Peter Falk ("Columbo," "The Princess Bride") and Academy Award-winner Alan Arkin ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Slums of Beverly Hills") are brilliantly funny in this zany comedy about a dentist and a "CIA Agent," and their riotous misadventures on the eve of their children's wedding. Written by Andrew Bergman ("Honeymoon in Vegas," "Blazing Saddles"), and co-starring Academy Award-nominee David Paymer ("Alex & Emma," "State & Main"), Ed Begley, Jr. ("The Accidental Tourist") and Nancy Dussault (TV's "Too Close for Comfort"). A runaway boxoffice hit, this film was directed by Academy Award-honoree Andrew Hiller ("Carpool," "Silver Streak").

Customer Reviews

Still makes me laugh

I loved in '79 and I still love it today. Many memorable moments. Wonderful comic chemistry between straight-man Arkin and the incomparable Falk. This original is way better than the more recent remake!

Pure comic genius

It is difficult to point to the "funniest" moment in this film, as it just starts out strange, gets bizarre, then twisted, and then that is where the fun starts. The chemistry between Peter Falk, a lying braggart with delusions of adequacy, and Alan Arkin, an uptight Jewish dentist from uptown Manhattan, is magic. We watch in astonished amusement as Alan Arkin's nice, comfortable, American Dream lifestyle is methodically demolished by the outrageous actions of his soon-to-be in-law, Peter Falk.

As I said, it is hard to pinpoint a single funniest moment, but I have to say my three nominations are, "There are FLAMES on my car!" or "Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!"

One other point is worth making. It is very easy to see Peter Falk's brilliance in the performance, but Alan Arkin's befuddled, understated confusion is at least as important to the success of the film.

Just go and watch the thing, all right?

Oh, and avoid the remake like the plague.

The In-Laws

Undoubtedly, one of the funniest movies ever made; second only to The Producers (original, 1968 version). Don Carlo

The In-Laws (1979)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1979

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