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Navel-gazing Baby Boomers find only a yuppie emptiness
[FIN Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Ron Base Toronto Star
Date: Feb 27, 1987
Start Page: D.11
Section: ENTERTAINMENT
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This turning of plays into inexepnsive movies began when [Robert Altman] shot Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. A bad play became an excellant movie, which launched Cher's film career. Since then, Altman has taken on good plays that he's turned into bad movies (Fool For Love), and so-so plays that he turns into so-so movies (Beyond Therapy). It is perhaps time he went back to making movies that are, well, movies.

Jeff Goldblum as Bruce is in Bouchons with a red rose and a copy of New York magazine. Julie Hagerty as prim, proper Prudence is there, also with a copy of New York magazine. Bruce met Prudence through the personal columns. He says he loves her soft breasts. She says she loves the smell of his Brut. He says, "I'm not gay, I'm bisexual. There's a difference." Beyond Therapy was obviously written before AIDS.

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