|Teen Movie Critic - II is a Dream Machine Site|
The Dream Machine --- The Imagination of the World Wide Web
|Home||This Week's Reviews||TV Reviews||Radio Audio Clips||Alphabetic Index||Celebrity Interviews||Hall of Flame||Other Film Sites||Feedback|
Buy this poster at
Hanks is Richard Drew, a dorky musician who becomes mixed up in an unrealistic government scheme purely by chance. (Incidentally, the government agents and their scheme were a little too stupid, even for a comedy.) Meanwhile, Drew has problems of his own: he is a frustrated composer who just can't finish writing the piece that he has been working on; his best friend's slightly wacky wife desperately wants to sleep with him; and aside from her rejected advances, his love life is totally dead.
When the bumbling government idiots sufficiently screw up his life, all kinds of confusion ensues, and some hilarious scenes result. (By the end of the movie, Richard's best friend has seen so many "imaginary" dead bodies that he ends up in a mental hospital.) Also, Richard falls into a predictable but comical romance with one government agent, who was originally supposed to spy on him.
While Man with One Red Shoe wasn't the best movie I've seen, it does contain some great comedy (especially a concert scene where everything is disastrous), and, although Hanks is the only likeable character in this film, the others lend to the humor of his situation.