Cinema: Reprise


Directed by Howard Zieff

Screenplay by Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson and Robert Klane

One of cinema's immutable rules holds that any remake must invariably be inferior to the original. We do not reward embezzlers with good-citizenship prizes, do we? But rules are made to be broken, and the new version of Preston Sturges' 1948 comedy, Unfaithfully Yours, scores a narrow but clean win over one's nostalgic sentiment for the old master's original. Director Howard Zieff has retained the classic farcical premise: a jealous husband (Dudley Moore) is erroneously convinced that his young wife (Nastassja Kinski)...

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