Slapstick Of Another Kind

  • 1984
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy, Science Fiction

There are some questions in life that may never be answered: Will there be a cure for AIDS? Are flying saucers real? And why is it that the French think Jerry Lewis is the funniest human being who ever lived? Surely, there is no indication of it in this dull adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's least-read book. The Swains (Jerry Lewis and Madeline Kahn) are wealthy...read more

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There are some questions in life that may never be answered: Will there be a cure for AIDS? Are flying saucers real? And why is it that the French think Jerry Lewis is the funniest human being who ever lived? Surely, there is no indication of it in this dull adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's

least-read book. The Swains (Jerry Lewis and Madeline Kahn) are wealthy and well known and have a pair of twins who are ugly as sin. The twins (also played by Lewis and Kahn) are so hideous to look at that the parents keep them under wraps. The parents don't realize that these children are really

aliens who have been sent to Earth to help us out of our woes. Marty Feldman plays the twins' personal servant and is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal movie. Director Sam Fuller does a cameo and shows that he can act well enough to give up his rangefinder. Orson Welles's

mellifluous voice is heard as the alien father.

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  • Released: 1984
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: There are some questions in life that may never be answered: Will there be a cure for AIDS? Are flying saucers real? And why is it that the French think Jerry Lewis is the funniest human being who ever lived? Surely, there is no indication of it in this du… (more)

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