Northern, Universal Pictures

Martin Short, Annette O’Toole, Paul Reiser

Cross My Heart is an old film, but was finally released on DVD.  I watched it because it was new on DVD this week.  I was moderately amused by this romantic comedy.   Martin Short was in his prime at this point, and Annette O’Toole is really pretty.  The two of them are about to go out on that magic 3rd date and both are worried that the other will find out the truth about them.   David, (Martin Short) is quickly convinced that after losing his job and living in a dump, that it’s a good idea to borrow his friend’s car and use his friend’s apartment for the soon to be “big night”.    Kathy (Annette O’Toole) has had a bad run of guys who took off as soon as they found out about her 7 year old daughter.   So both start out on what is sure to be a fantastic evening where everything that can go wrong, does.

Like The Out of Towners (if you can remember back to Neil Simon’s funny play made into a movie with Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis) it is a riot of laughs as everything goes wrong.  Gag after gag and one liner after one liner, it’s a decent laugh.  It does show it’s age a bit, although the nudity must have been a little bit more obvious in 1987,  it still is a titilating comedy romp through someone else’s bedroom.   Of course the truth must come out, and we have the conflict and the distrust.

Paul Reiser’s character is a good friend though, and he doesn’t try TOO hard to get them back together to be that obvious, but he does his part. 

The acting is good.  It’s nice to see old friends, and it’s surprising this movie never came out on DVD before this.  But I’m glad it’s here now, and I did enjoy the humor of it all.  It’s a familiar story that’s been told before, but there is nothing new.  This is, at least, worth a good time and a lot of laughs.  Martin Short has not been this funny in quite a while.

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Movie Review - Cross My Heart (1987) {R}, 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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    Megan said

    May 2 2014 @ 12:23 am

    I love this movie. It’s so wonderful that there should be a novel based off the movie. cool 80’s movie . romantic 80’s comedy . 1987 a good year ah the 80’s a nice era, such a good decade. days before texting and cell phones. an easy going time .

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