This adaptation of A.R. Gurney's play The Middle Ages
is recommended only to viewers with an unhealthy interest in the amorous intrigues of the country club set. While contemporary drawing-room comedy is rare, MY BROTHER'S WIFE has neither the sophisticated dialogue nor the debonair stars
needed to revitalize the genre.
Black sheep Barney Rusher (John Ritter) regularly embarrasses his snooty father Charles (Dakin Matthews) at the exclusive Jupiter Club, a bastion of snobbish attitudes and a refuge from the braying of the underprivileged. Rebellious since his mother's death, Barney never shines in his dad's eyes
like spitting-image Billy Rusher (David B...