Cowritten by star Billy Crystal and directed by Henry Winkler (TV's "The Fonz" in his dubious feature debut), MEMORIES OF ME is a hopelessly maudlin father-and-son drama brimming with insipid dialog, cardboard characters, misty sentimentality, and pat resolutions to hackneyed problems.
Crystal is a wise-cracking New York Jewish doctor, Abbie Polin, who suffers a mild heart attack. His girl friend, Lisa (JoBeth Williams), urges him to fly to Los Angeles and see his estranged father, Abe Polin (Alan King). Lisa shows up in LA unannounced, and the film becomes a series of scenes in
which Abbie and Abe bicker with each other. The plot develops through a melodramatic, g...