Not unique in its premise but still fun, The Out-of-Towners is one of those laugh-out-loud mishap comedies.
The Out-of-Towners (1999) Film Review
Working for a company for two decades and sending off his son to college, Ohio native Henry Clark (Steve Martin) is heading to New York for a job interview. What his wife Nancy (Goldie Hawn) doesn’t know is Henry has to get this job given that he’s been fired. Fearing they’ve drifted apart and don’t have anything in common anymore, Nancy wonders what’s next.
Following Henry to New York, she hopes this trip helps them answer this. Unfortunately for both of them, nothing goes according to plan.🚕🚖🗽‘THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS’: STEVE MARTIN AND GOLDIE HAWN RE-TEAM FOR COMEDY🗽🚖🚕 #STEVEMARTIN #FUNNYMOVIES #GOODMOVIES #COMEDY Click To Tweet
A remake of a 1970s film based on the script by Neil Simon, The Out-of-Towners IS funny. Re-teaming Goldie Hawn and Steven Martin, this is one I hadn’t seen until recently and it’s worth a watch. These two were first together in Housesitter. This film is similar in the way that it’s all kinds of chaos… but that’s the fun of it.
The script puts its two stars through the wringer. However this is what makes it work and so entertaining. There’s mishap after mishap and its just fun to see. Written by Marc Lawrence, if you like films like Miss Congeniality or Two Weeks Notice, you may enjoy this given those too are his projects. This one is similar in its humor but the stories are different. Also fun is the cast but also the brief appearance of Oliver Hudson who is Goldie Hawn’s real son.
If you’re looking for a fun comedy with a good cast, The Out-of-Towners is a good pick.
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Content: there’s some sexual humor like when the couple find themselves in a sex addict AA-type meeting. (Talk of masturbating and random sex is in the scene.) We later (briefly) see a couple having sex in a park where dozens of people see them in the act. There may be a minor profanity or two. The film is PG-13.
Photos: Paramount Pictures