THE OBJECT OF BEAUTY is not a joy forever. To watch Andie MacDowell and John Malkovich flounder in roles that might once have gone to Cary Grant and Irene Dunne or William Powell and Myrna Loy is to experience moviegoing misery.
For Jake (Malkovich) and Tina (MacDowell), two expatriate Americans in a luxury London hotel, life is one long, languorous round of room service and lovemaking. When rich boy Jake's latest business scheme flounders, the temporarily strapped duo toys with the idea of an insurance scam. Could they
pretend that Tina's Henry Moore sculpture has been stolen from their rooms? Before they can act, though, a deaf and dumb maid, Jenny (Davies), p...