Cinema: Uneasy Riders and a Pig

Three new comedies hit the road, while one stays in the sty


Foolish fellows! If they had just waited a few years, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper could have been really Easy Riders. Instead of discovering America from the jolting seats of their motorcycles, they could have cruised along in the stolid comfort of an RV. With, maybe, the little woman fixing toasted cheese sandwiches in the microwave.

Perhaps nothing so clearly shows how times have a-changed since 1969 than the choice of vehicles David Howard (Albert Brooks) makes when, having been passed over for promotion at the ad agency, he decides to seek true values on the...

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