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Missing Pieces

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Missing Pieces

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Eric Idle, Robert Wuhl
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Just to ensure that renters know what they’re getting, the box for Missing Pieces, an unreleased five-year-old comedy, written and directed by TV producer Leonard Stern (Get Smart), touts it as a ”hilarious comedy about two cookies in search of a fortune” no less than three times. ”Occasionally whimsical” is more like it, but Robert Wuhl (of TV’s Arliss) and Eric Idle do convincingly play klutzomaniacs who happen upon a potential inheritance cloaked by a riddle. What this movie ultimately resembles — despite sporadically clever dialogue and a solid supporting cast led by Lauren Hutton — is a made-for-TV Dumb and Dumber with an early-’90s feel. B-

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