It's more a face full of seltzer than a sip of champagne, but actor-turned-director Stanley Tucci's affectionate homage to the madcap comedies of Hollywood's Golden Age still sparkles. Arthur (Tucci) and Maurice (Oliver Platt) are down-at-the-heels Depression-era
actors who, after a drunken run-in with Shakespearean ham Jeremy Burtom (Alfred Molina), are suddenly on the lam from the police. They spend the night hiding out in a packing crate, but awake the next morning to discover that they've been loaded onto a luxury ocean liner bound for Europe. With no
resources other than their acting skills and the kindness of the ship's head stewardess (Lili Taylor), the stow...