The Woman In Red

Producing bad remakes of French films seems to be a growing tradition among American filmmakers, and taking his turn with the hatchet here is the dubiously talented writer-director-actor Gene Wilder. Based on the film PARDON MON AFFAIRE (1977), this film centers on Theodore Pierce (Wilder), a happily married man whose life takes an unexpected turn after...read more

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Producing bad remakes of French films seems to be a growing tradition among American filmmakers, and taking his turn with the hatchet here is the dubiously talented writer-director-actor Gene Wilder. Based on the film PARDON MON AFFAIRE (1977), this film centers on Theodore Pierce

(Wilder), a happily married man whose life takes an unexpected turn after he encounters Charlotte (Kelly LeBrock). The beautiful young lady is standing over an air vent in the sidewalk that blows up her skirt. Theodore is mesmerized by her red panties and begins an unrelenting pursuit of this

mystery lady. He spends the rest of the film running around like a sex-starved teenager, before finding out that Charlotte is married. Women are treated with little respect by director Wilder, while men are portrayed as bad little boys who mean no harm. The so-called farce is just degrading

prattle that drags on much longer than it should. Steve Wonder's song "I Just Called to Say I Love You" receieved an Oscar nomination.