Writer-director Kasdan's fine adaptation of Tyler's novel hinges on Hurt's understated performance as a writer of travel guides for businessmen who hate to travel. Shortly after his wife, Turner (who starred opposite Hurt in Kasdan's BODY HEAT), leaves him, he breaks a leg and moves in
with his oddball middle-aged sister and brothers (Wright, Begley, and Stiers). Because his dead son's Welsh corgi has become a disciplinary problem, Hurt calls upon the dog-training services of Davis, a vibrant divorcee. They begin an awkward relationship that is further complicated when Turner
wants to patch things up. Kasdan has remained true to the spirit of Tyler's award-winning ...