IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES
1984, Paramount, 113 min, USA, Dir: Charles Shyer

Caught between her movie director father (Ryan O'Neal) and writer mother (Shelley Long), both of whom are more focused on career than family, Drew Barrymore tries to divorce her parents in this underrated comedic gem. Both Long and Barrymore earned Golden Globe nominations for their performances, and the flashback-driven script, penned by the PRIVATE BENJAMIN team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers, offers a perceptive take on Hollywood as well as an affecting look at stressful relationships. With Sharon Stone. “One of the funnier and more intelligent movies of 1984. … This movie has been written with so much wit and imagination that even obligatory scenes have a certain freshness and style.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE
1995, Paramount, 90 min, USA, Dir: Betty Thomas

Here’s the story of a lovely lady…well, you know how the song goes! Part parody and part homage, the beloved Sherwood Schwartz ’70s sitcom makes the leap to the big screen and places the Bradys in modern times with plaid and polyester intact. A sneaky developer has his eye on the Brady family’s suburban home, and Mike and Carol (Gary Cole and Shelley Long) need to come up with $20,000 in back taxes to save it. Of course their three boys and three very lovely girls pitch in to help - when they’re not too busy with school dances, talent contests or learning life lessons. With Michael McKean, Florence Henderson and other Brady alumni in cameos.


NIGHT SHIFT
1982, Warner Bros., 106 min, USA, Dir: Ron Howard

When neurotic ex-stockbroker Chuck (Henry Winkler) and bizarrely enthusiastic “Blaze” (Michael Keaton) find themselves co-workers during the night shift at a New York City morgue, they hatch a plot to start a prostitution headquarters in their unlikely environment, after hooker Belinda (Shelley Long) comes to them with an unusual problem.


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