Vilified by critics upon its release, John Boorman's delightfully farcical rumination on the contradictions of the bourgeois family deserves the second chance video stores now offer. Dabney Coleman is Stewart McBain, the prosperous owner of a demolition company who lives in New York with
his wife Jean (Joanna Cassidy), and their three children, Chloe (Suzy Amis), Jimmy (David Hewlett), and Daphne (Uma Thurman), all in their early twenties. As the film opens, Stewart's plans to make way for a new development are thwarted when a community group succeeds in getting landmark status
for a historic structure on the block. On the home front, Stewart is exasperated with hi...