Alice King
October 01, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Out-of-Towners

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
performer
Goldie Hawn, Steve Martin, John Cleese, Oliver Hudson, Cynthia Nixon
director
Sam Weisman
author
Marc Lawrence
genre
Comedy
We gave it a C-

Don’t hate yourself for chuckling at this sweetly anachronistic update of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy. As hapless Midwesterners making their screwball way through big, bad New York City, Martin and Hawn may tend toward the hokey, but in these There’s Something About Mary times, isn’t it nice to know that broad comedy isn’t all just fart jokes and bodily emissions? Reel Goodies (1:11) High on a hallucinogen, Martin frolics through Central Park to the strains of ”Aquarius.” The Last Detail How apropos: Sex and the City‘s Cynthia Nixon appears as a recovering nymphomaniac.

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