PARENTHOOD
1989, Universal, 124 min, USA, Dir: Ron Howard

Raising children has never seemed so hilarious, frustrating and true to life as in this delightful dramedy from director Ron Howard. Featuring an Oscar-winning original song from Randy Newman, the film follows overwhelmed parents-of-three Gil (Steve Martin) and Karen Buckman (Mary Steenburgen) as they learn to juggle work, friends and their extended family of four generations. The stellar ensemble includes Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Jason Robards and Dianne Wiest, who took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.


BOWFINGER
1999, Universal, 97 min, USA, Dir: Frank Oz

Muppet master Frank Oz teams Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in this hilarious look at movie-biz bottom-feeders. Bobby Bowfinger (Martin) is one of those, a wannabe producer convinced his sci-fi script would be a smash if only famed actor Kit Ramsey (Murphy) was in it. The solution to his problem: Shoot the film around the action star without his knowledge. With Heather Graham.


DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
1988, Park Circus/MGM, 110 min, USA, Dir: Frank Oz

Muppet master Frank Oz proves equally talented directing human beings in this gloriously entertaining comedy. Michael Caine is a con man in the South of France who preys on ridiculously rich women; when he’s rudely challenged by a crass American (Steve Martin), a contest ensues targeting wealthy Glenne Headly.


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