Maxie

  • 1985
  • 1 HR 38 MIN
  • PG
  • Comedy, Romance

A faintly amusing, slight romantic comedy that attempts to combine whimsy and fantasy with the feeling of the 1930s madcap movies but falls as flat as a canceled sit-com much of the time. Glenn Close plays two roles and would have been wise to have foregone one or both. Jan (Close) is the wife of Nick (Mandy Patinkin), a man who specializes in old books....read more

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A faintly amusing, slight romantic comedy that attempts to combine whimsy and fantasy with the feeling of the 1930s madcap movies but falls as flat as a canceled sit-com much of the time. Glenn Close plays two roles and would have been wise to have foregone one or both. Jan (Close) is the

wife of Nick (Mandy Patinkin), a man who specializes in old books. They have moved to a new apartment in San Francisco and are steaming paper off the walls when they find that a former resident, a jazz-age movie actress named Maxie, has left an inscription beneath the paper. But Maxie left more

than a note on a wall--her spirit begins to possess Jan, who goes from being a conservative 1980s woman to a wild 1920s siren. By the end, every possible variation of possession joke has been done to death. Patinkin, however, shows that he has it all to be the light comedian of the 1990s, if he is

given the right material. Close, on the other hand, appears unsure of herself, awkward, and strained.

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: A faintly amusing, slight romantic comedy that attempts to combine whimsy and fantasy with the feeling of the 1930s madcap movies but falls as flat as a canceled sit-com much of the time. Glenn Close plays two roles and would have been wise to have foregon… (more)

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