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'The In-Laws'
(Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks / PG-13 / 91 mins / Warner Bros.)

Overview: In this remake of 1979's The In-Laws, two fathers (Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks) about to be related as opposite fathers-in-law embark on an adventure in South America just before the big wedding. Douglas' character is a CIA agent and Brooks' character is a podiatrist.

Verdict: In all honesty, it's between the 'Bonding' and the bonding that the differences between the two films lie - some of them improvements, some falling inescapably short of the original. BUT, as far as remakes go, this one could be a heck of a lot worse! As usual, Brooks is nothing less than hilarious, while Michael Douglas is his typical cocky self, but luckily 'The In-Laws' does stand on its own as a very funny comedy that borrows the original premise and runs off in a different direction. By the end, 'The In-Laws' is a lightweight source of entertainment that maximizes humor and minimizes serious stuff.
Reviewed By Russell A. Trunk





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