This is a good human comedy that suffered at the turnstiles because it may have been marketed incorrectly. It was billed as the story of a nine-year-old (Barrymore), who sues her parents (O'Neal and Long) for divorce. The picture is far more than that, however. It's about how the parents
meet, work together, succeed together, and then fall into Hollywood's velvet snare, the trappings of success. When their relationship begins to crumble, Barrymore seeks an attorney's help in finding a more loving pair of parents. O'Neal and Long are excellent comic actors and demonstrate several
changes of character. Barrymore is good as the child whose story transcends the Hollywo...