Cinema: Odd Coupling

WHITE PALACE

Directed by Luis Mandoki

Screenplay by Ted Tally and Alvin Sargent

It could be an upscale moviegoer's idea of the ultimate great date. What middle-aged woman would mind being romanced by gorgeous James Spader? His face is a bouquet of sensitive sensuality; he proved he was a good listener as the impotent confessor in sex, lies, and videotape. And what young fellow wouldn't care to wake up on a couch with Susan Sarandon's head in his lap? From The Rocky Horror Picture Show through Pretty Baby, Atlantic City, The Hunger and Bull Durham, she has been the American cinema's...

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