Where's Poppa?

Dir. Carl Reiner (1970). The Producer’s rival as the most outrageous example of Hollywood’s short lived “Jew wave” features George Segal as a nice young Manhattan lawyer burdened with a nightmarish senile mother (Ruth Gordon). Where’s Poppa? is less a movie than a series of slapstick riffs in which each dreamlike scene ends in psychosexual hyperbole.
Wed., Dec. 16, 1:30, 5:15 & 9:30 p.m., 2009

 
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