DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS
1986, Buena Vista, 103 min, USA, Dir: Paul Mazursky

In this hilarious reworking of Jean Renoir’s BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING, Dave Whiteman (Richard Dreyfuss) and wife Barbara (Bette Midler) seem to have it all - a beautiful house, two kids and a Border Collie - but something’s missing. When the homeless Jerry Baskin (Nick Nolte) tries to drown himself in the Whitemans’ pool, Dave thinks he’s found someone who understands that life is more than material wealth; however, Jerry adapts to luxury with surprising ease. With Little Richard. “A California comedy that is generous and scathing in equal measure.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times.


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