Monday, May 4, 2015

Film Review - Outrageous Fortune (1987)

Outrageous Fortune stars Shelley Long as Lauren and Bette Midler as Sandy two women who find out they're dating the same man Michael (Peter Coyote) but Michael is not all that he seems the two girls find themselves unlikely allies on a great adventure.

Outrageous Fortune I thought was great fun and that comes down to the terrific chemistry between Long and Midler, the two of them play off each other very well and Midler's manic comedy styling's really made me smile and laugh (although I have to say that the film had me smiling pretty much from start to finish.)

But what also works here is the great script by Leslie Dixon which combines the light comedy with the dark thriller and yet the combination of the two which shouldn't work but it does and you have a great time watching all this unfold, the film also has some great supporting performances by Robert Prosky, Anthony Heald and George Carlin (Rufus from Bill and Ted).

So all in all Outrageous Fortune was great fun that had me smiling all the way through, 3 and a half out of 5.

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