ROXANNE (Theatrical Release USA 1987)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Roxanne acting and portrayal easily could earn it a 4.5/5.0 star rating with Steve Martin’s dialogue delivery—quick, smooth, and that tinge of blandness that marks his comedic appeal. The show advertises itself as PG-rated. Be aware that the film runs more like a PG-13 script. The story is as creative as it can be within this old romantic theme of one man setting up another man for the girl the first man wants. Using the nose as the hindrance for the romance and casting the story within the context of a less than proficient fire department allow the film to work. Good direction by Director Fred Shepisi who comfortably and predictably moves each scene toward its expected and satisfying conclusion. The movie works as a fair, older child/adult share.

Storyline

A woman falls in love with the wrong man.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Fred Schepisi for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Steve Martin for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: C. D. Bales (Steve Martin), Roxanne (Daryl Hannah), Chris (Rick Rossovich), Dixie (Shelley Duvall), Chuck (John Kapelos), Mayor Deebs (Fred Willard), Dean (Max Alexander), Andy (Michael J. Pollard), Ralston (Steve Mittleman), and Jerry (Damon Wayans).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The story’s basic structure places it into a category of ‘catch it as you can,  but definitely not a priority watch.'

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