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Unfaithfully Yours (1984)



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The first half of this remake of Preston Sturges' 1948 film of the same name is a screwball comedy, comprised of innovative dialogue and humorous misunderstandings. In it, conductor Dudley Moore is given the mistaken impression that his wife is having an affair.

The second half is a zany, slightly dark, slapstick comedy, comprised of physical mishaps and prop gags. In it, Moore sets his revenge plot in motion.

Aside from a rushed resolution, there isn't much wrong with either half -- both are fairly well done and uproariously funny. It's just that they don't fit together very well. It's slightly bewildering when the shift occurs, and one wonders what happened midway through.

But when all is said and done, Unfaithfully Yours more than accomplishes what it set out to do. It'll make you laugh, plain and simple.

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