The plot here has been played out hundreds of times (and often better) in other films. Sandy (Bette Midler) and Lauren (Shelley Long) are both in love with the perfect man (Peter Coyote). They vie with each other for his attentions, employing all the catty and petty devices that are
supposed to pass for comedy. But the battle for his attentions evaporates when the ladies learn their dreamboat has simply vanished, and they embark upon a quest to find him. The film is mostly one long cliche borrowed from comedy spy plots. Long is wholly ineffective, while Midler provides most
of the laughs, which come in bits and pieces. Arthur Hiller's pedestrian direction doesn't h...