Flirting with Disaster

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Review, by Leslie Rigoulot

A neurotic young man embarks on a madcap dash across the country in search of his parents, accompanied by his pregnant wife and the woman of his dreams.

"Surprise is the key to fresh comedy, and we worked hard to repeatedly defy expectations in a story that is essentially about the variety of sexual embarrassments, the odd nature of commitment, and the ludicrous fantasy of an ideal family. The road aspect allows the film to city-surf and family-surf clicking from one psycho-cultural-political pocket of America to another. The goal, with the resulting collisions, was to have as much fun as possible. Intelligently." - David O. Russel

Directed by: David O. Russell
Written by: David O. Russell
Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Téa Leoni, Ben Stiller, Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal, Alan Alda, Lily Tomlin
Produced by: Dean Silvers
Original Music by: Stephen Endelman

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