|Stuart Saves His Family 1995 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Harold Ramis
Cast: Al Franken, Laura San Giacomo, Vincent D'Onofrio, Shirley Knight, Harris Yulin, Julia Sweeney, Lesley Boone, John Link Graney, Walter Olkewicz, Ted Raimi, Marjorie Lovett, Grant Hoover, Cory Milano, Michelle Horn, Harris Laskawy
The "Saturday Night Live" character Stuart (Al Franken) returns home to help his dysfunctional family get over the death of a relative.
|Trading Places 1983 R, 106 min.|
Director: John Landis
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Denholm Elliott, Paul Gleason, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Belushi, Al Franken, Frank Oz, Robert Curtis Brown, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Cobbs, Bo Diddley, Philip Bosco
Just like in "The Prince and the Pauper," this movie goes with the premise of a rich man, Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd)–this time, a Philadelphia commodity broker–changing places with a poor man, Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy), who is a con-artist. The Duke brothers–Randolph and Mortimer (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) make a bet on whether or not Louis will resort to crime when he loses his position in life. Throw in lots of good comedy, and you have a film worth watching.
|Tunnelvision 1976 R, 75 min.|
Director: Brad Swirnoff
Cast: Phil Proctor, Howard Hesseman, Ernie Anderson, Edwina Anderson, Chevy Chase, Gerrit Graham, Betty Thomas, Al Franken, Laraine Newman, Ron Silver
This funny story is a satire on television and what messages its shows are really giving.
|When a Man Loves a Woman 1994 R, 124 min.|
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Ellen Burstyn, Tina Majorino, Lauren Tom, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mae Whitman, LaTanya Richardson, Eugene Roche, Gail Strickland, Susanna Thompson, Al Franken
Finally, alcoholism is portrayed as what it is–an illness and NOT a personality flaw. Meg Ryan plays Alice Green, wife, mother, and alcoholic, who hits her low point and recovery begins. The message is great, but there's not much entertainment value.
|1. One More Saturday Night (1986)|
2. Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
3. Trading Places (1983)
4. Tunnelvision (1976)
5. When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
In The News