Dir. David O. Russell (1996).
Family hoo-hah is David O. Russell’s forte—never better than in the choreographed confusion of this nouveau screwball comedy, with Ben Stiller searching for his birth parents.
“I’m a good novelist and I’ll get better. I’ve found my calling and if I have my way I’ll be turning out books for the next half-century, books that will blow people away. But right now all I want is to be read.”
“Jewish children in years to come may live much like my parents, with a subtle but consuming sense of dread. America could yet turn out to be not so different from the Old World my grandparents fled.”