Just when it seemed Albert Brooks had gotten his creative energies under control, along comes this intermittently funny, often overdone comedy that could have been a classic. Brooks is an ad man expecting to get a senior VP stripe. His main worries are how to furnish the new $450,000
house he is about to occupy and how to satisfy his wife, Julie Hagerty, who is complaining that she is bored with the regimentation of their lives. Brooks is shocked when his boss tells him the veep job has gone to someone else and that Brooks will, instead, be transferred to New York. Brooks
storms out of the office and then persuades Hagerty to quit her job. They have no children, an...