Legendary funnyman Steve Martin and two-time Academy Award® Winner Michael Caine* steal the show as competing con artists who cross paths in the south of France and soon realize the Riviera isn’t big enough for the both of them. They agree to a loser-leaves-town wager over the fortunes of a naive American soap heiress (Glenne Headly), which leads to a hilarious battle of wits that will decide who is the greatest scoundrel of all!
*Supporting Actor, Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986; Supporting Actor, The Cider House Rules, 1999.
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**Audio Commentary with Director Frank Oz
**Original Theatrical Trailer
Cast & Crew
A wonderfully crafted, absolutely charming remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story.
Their comic methods are different, but from their first unequal encounter until the very last in a series of twist endings, Mr. Caine and Mr. Martin work together with an exuberant ease that's a joy to watch.
Martin, the most eloquent of physical clowns -- the Baryshnikov of comedy -- is at his most inspired here. He parodies feelings, attitudes, states of mind that one would think were exempt from it, and his caricature of dapper suavity is killingly precise.
The chemistry between Martin and Caine is fun, and Headly provides a resilient foil as a woman who looks like a pushover but somehow never seems to topple.