Friday, March 11, 2011
Double Feature Friday: Seems Like Old Times and 9 to 5
Here's a 1980 ad for two comedies; Neil Simon's Seems like Old Times and 9 to 5.
The first movie on the left is Seems like Old Times which starred Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Charles Grodin and Robert Guillaume. Chase plays Hawn's writer ex-husband who is kidnapped and forced to rob a bank. He seeks the help of Hawn who is a public defender and the current wife of an attorney. Hijinks and hilarity ensue. It is actually a pretty funny movie featuring classic Chevy Chase one liners.
On the right is 9 to 5 starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dabney Coleman. I think everyone knows what this movie is about by now. Coleman plays the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss and Jane, Lily and Dolly his underlings. They hatch a scheme to trap Coleman in his house and take over the company. When they do, productivity and sales soar. But how long can they keep it up?
See the Seems like Old Times trailer:
See the 9 to 5 trailer: