The problem was that the lead character (Kevin James) was stuck somewhere in adolescence.
His wife was the only adult in the house and the other male (Stiller) was demented. What sort of frau aesthetic are you trying to pedal?
And it’s only when we realise the object of his desire has literally been waiting by the phone for days – apparently in an apartment empty apart from something ominous in a sack – that we begin to realise something is very, very amiss.
And then there’s the foot-sawing and the eye-needles. Stream marked a new direction for Hammer, swapping classic gothic horror/fantasy for a Dennis Wheatley occult potboiler.
The soundtrack broods like a rumbling storm cloud overhead. Some commenters believed the remake wasn’t funny enough, but the laughs in the franchise only really arrive with the splatstick sequel.
Besides, the premise was a stretch, with him being blue-collar and chunky and her being hot and sexy.
It might have gotten more acclaim had it been funny.
New films range from a look at the early days of novelist J. Salinger to a pair of future-set, sci-fi love stories, in a program that boasts many returning filmmakers.
For example, three years after debuting “The One I Love” in Premieres, director Charlie Mc Dowell will unveil “The Discovery,” starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, and Sundance chief Robert Redford himself.