Checking Out

  • 1989
  • 1 HR 33 MIN
  • R
  • Comedy

Though hypochondria has provided many a funny movie moment--most notably in the work of Woody Allen--CHECKING OUT is too messy a film to maintain viewer interest in the subject. When his childhood friend and boss (Allan Havey) dies of a heart attack at a company barbecue after setting up one of his frequent tasteless jokes ("Why don't Italians have barbecues?"),...read more

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