Affable adaptation of Simon's first big stage hit, Lear's screenplay almost, but not quite, deadens Simon's wit. This was back in the days before Simon could write his own ticket (and screenplay). Simon, as always, was writing about himself and his family. His relationship with older
brother Danny (himself a successful writer-director who was one of the early TV comedy mavens) is explored, with Sinatra playing Danny and Tony Bill as Neil. Bill leaves his parents, Cobb and Picon, to move in with swinger brother, Sinatra. Frank works for the family wax-fruit business but his
pleasure-chasing far outstrips his order-taking. Sinatra lives in a high-rise ring-a-ding-din...