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1990, Warner Bros., 87 min, USA, Dir: Carl Reiner

After eight years of marriage, Marjorie Turner (Kirstie Alley) is tired of neglect from her husband (Scott Bakula) and condescension from her in-laws. So when her sister suggests she spice up her life with an affair, Marjorie is game - until the man she hooks up with dies in bed. Among the familiar faces ensnared in the web of ensuing complications are Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher and Ed O'Neill. A dark and underrated modern screwball comedy.

1987, Paramount, 97 min, USA, Dir: Carl Reiner

Director Carl Reiner gives John Hughes a run for his money with one of the funniest teen comedies of the 1980s. High-school gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) is looking forward to vacation - until he’s forced to teach a remedial English class during summer school. Among the underachievers in his charge are Courtney Thorne-Smith, Patrick Labyorteaux and Kelly Jo Minter. Kirstie Alley is the history teacher next door who catches Shoop’s eye. Music by Danny Elfman.

1983, Warner Bros., 93 min, USA, Dir: Carl Reiner

Brain surgeon Steve Martin is saddled with a horrible wife (Kathleen Turner), until he comes up with the perfect solution: transplanting the brain of a sweet, romantic woman into his nasty spouse’s gorgeous body. Outrageous gags and typically witty Reiner-Martin wordplay ensue in one of the funniest films of the 1980s.

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