Mr Saturday Night
MR. SATURDAY NIGHT (12)
D: Billy Crystal
Columbia/Castle Rock/New Line (Billy Crystal)
W: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel & Billy Crystal
DP: Don Peterman
Ed: Kent Beyda
Mus: Marc Shaiman
Billy Crystal (Buddy Young, Jr.), David Paymer (Stan Young), Julie Warner (Elaine), Helen Hunt (Annie Wells), Ron Silver (Larry Meyerson)
The ideal film for Billy Crystal to showcase his schtick as ageing comedian Buddy Young, reflecting on his early career and fall from the spotlight, as well as his fractious family relationships.
This is Billy Crystal's film all over, tailor-written and directed by the star and thoroughly enjoyable if you're a fan of the comedian's work, and even if you aren't, there's a couple of moments that will provide amusement.