Cinema: Downward Mobility

FUN WITH DICK AND JANE

Directed by TED KOTCHEFF

Screenplay by DAVID GILER, JERRY BELSON and MORDECAI RICHLER

Daddy has lost his job as an aerospace executive. The family finances are a shambles. Neighborhood stores have stopped giving credit where credit is overdue. What stern measures can the family bring itself to take in the face of this crisis? Simple. Dad will stop eating steak, Daughter will give up her skiing lessons, and Mom will resign from the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Viewers who find this response funny will be able to bounce along cheerfully with Fun with Dick and Jane. Dick and Jane Harper (George Segal...

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