Flirting with Disaster (1996) [English (MPEG Layer III, 100 kBit/s, 44 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Comedy
Length: 1h 32m 0s
Director: David O. Russell
Tagline: Have you flirted yet?
Plot outline: Mel Coplin departs on a mission of discovery dragging his wife and 4 month old son behind. He and wife, Nancy, won't agree on a name for their son until adopted Mel gets in touch with his roots. He assures her that once he knows who he really is, the right name for their boy will be a snap. Enlisting the aid of student-psychologist and part-time adoption agent, Tina Kalb, they embark on a journey across the United States to find Mel's "birth" mother. "The best part," Mel tells Nancy, "is it's all free." Tina is finishing her dissertation and will film the happy reunion of mother and child as part of her research. For this privilege, she's footing the bill. His adoptive parents are left behind feeling abandoned by an ungrateful son. Clerical errors, mistaken identities, Nancy's misplaced high school friend and his gay lover, and a super-charged libido here and there are thrown into the mix along the way until -- at last -- Mel's real parents, the Schlictings (mispronounced as "Shit-kings" by Mrs. Coplin), are discovered in remote New Mexico. There, Mel begins to wonder if he would have been better off not knowing these people, after all. Summary written by MARK FLEETWOOD {mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu} Five months after the birth of his son, Mel Coplin remains unable to name the child until he has met his own biological parents and discovered who he "really is." He, his wife Nancy, and his social-worker-in-training Tina Kalb jet off to California to meet his birth mother--who turns out not to be his mother, due to an error with the agency's adoption records. The quartet sets out in search of Mel's real parents, with tensions growing because of the sexual chemistry lacking between Mel and Nancy and growing between Mel and Tina. Summary written by James Meek {james@oz.net}
Comment: Considering the hugely talented cast, I was expecting much more from this film. Unfortunately, the laughs are few and far between here. In fact, after I immensely enjoyed the opening scene that was rather funny, I didn't truly enjoy the movie again until the final fifteen minutes or so. In between, there was nothing particularly noteworthy about this film, for the bulk of this movie was just average at best. This was by no means a bad movie, but considering the high hopes I had for this film, it was a real disappointment.
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Country: USA
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Actors:
Ben StillerasMel Coplin
Patricia ArquetteasNancy Coplin
Téa LeoniasTina
Alan AldaasRichard Schlichting