- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 4, 2003
- Originally Released: 1984
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 12/21/1984
"...Never less than a delight....Proof, if any were needed, that [Moore's] forte is [Edwards's] bluntly irreverent kind of comedy..."
Variety - 12/05/1984
"...A hilarious farce....One of Blake Edwards' funniest films....Dudley Moore is back in top antic form, and Amy Irving has never been better..."
Dudley Moore stars in Blake Edwards's amiable farce about a man whose eagerness to become a father creates problems. Rob Salinger (Moore) is a television reporter married to Micki (Ann Reinking), a rising assistant district attorney. Demanding careers have made it difficult for the couple to have children, and although Rob feels time is running short, Micki wants to wait a bit longer before becoming a parent. While doing an interview, Rob meets cellist Maude (Amy Irving), and when his wife goes out of town, he begins dating her. Shortly thereafter, Maude announces that she's pregnant, and Rob promises to marry her and divorce Micki. Before he can break the news to his wife, she joyfully proclaims her own pregancy, curtailing his revelation and putting him in an even worse fix. His solution: Become a bigamist. Now married to both women, he's forced to run himself ragged as he tries to care for both of his pregant wives simultaneously. To cap things off, both women share the same obstetrician and due dates. Moore's ability to convey high comic anxiety has rarely been better employed, and Wallace Shawn is also hilarious as the women's doctor in this engagingly lightweight comedy.
This fast-paced comedy is about a man who so desperately wants to become a father that he commits bigamy. Not surprisingly, his plan leads him into a series of increasingly more embarrassing situations.