Director Cassavetes here applies his remarkable talent for social observation in a light-comedy context and creates one of the strangest, and in many ways most frustrating, screen comedies in recent years. The film opens with Arkin's searching for a means to send his triplets to Yale.
Appealing for help to his boss (Stack) at the insurance company, Arkin receives a pat on the back and is sent on his way. Here the plot becomes a satirical reworking of Billy Wilder's film noir
classic DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944). Beautiful D'Angelo comes to Arkin for an insurance policy for her
husband, Falk, whom she claims will probably be dead within a week. Unfortunately, she ...