Cinema: Actor's Dream: MOON OVER PARADOR


Where there's a will there's a way. Put a choke hold on your desire to be perceived as a tasteful, responsible citizen and you can get laughs out of anything: Hitler (The Producers), sacrilege (Life of Brian) and, yes, Latin American dictatorships (The In-Laws). All you really risk is the outrage of people whose senses of humor screech to a halt when it comes to their most cherished beliefs.

Too bad the sometimes merry and bright director Paul Mazursky flunked this test in Moon over Parador, for he and Co-Writer Leon Capetanos had a nice idea. An actor...

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