Cinema: Let's Misbehave

SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS

Directed by Paul Bartel; Screenplay by Bruce Wagner

The big machines are parading by -- the Indiana Joneses and Star Treks and Ghostbusters -- wearing roman numerals like kill counts on their armor plate. In a steamroller summer, what's a low-budget comedy to do? Strut as brightly and bawdily as possible. Anyway, that is the tactic of the new film from Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul), which intrudes on the monster-movie scene like a kid blowing a May Day raspberry in Red Square.

There's not much class, but plenty of struggle, at the Lipkin...

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