October 1, 1992

Mr. Saturday Night

I heard this movie was a pet project of Billy Crystal. It had potential to be really good, but too much of the movie was rooted in the "framing device": Buddy Young and his brother (Crystal and David Paymer) as old men. All that bad latex was a real distraction, when the scenes set in Young's good old days were quite effective. David Paymer was nominated for an Oscar for his role. Costarring Helen Hunt, right before she broke out into stardom on Mad About You.