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Billy Crystal shockingly gives some of the best ba-dump-bump comeback lines to Better Midler. Marisa Tomei's close-ups display a beautiful actress who has freckles and gasp (!) a few wrinkles and hasn't succumbed to Hollywood's omnipresent facial reconstruction (here's hoping she stays strong.) Director Andy Fickman was smart enough to include a musical number for Midler (and Crystal), as well as a few other opportunities for her to break into song. Too bad they didn't push it even further in that direction. So many movies these days pile on the special effects or thrill us with their life-like computer animation. Sometimes it's a relief to see something with the kid that's a bit old school. It's not a rom-com, or a fantasy, or a "meaningful" drama. It's just a few laughs at some silly people in even sillier situations.