Written by: James Orr and Jim Cruickshank, based on the screenplay Trois hommes et un couffin by Coline Serreau
Directed by: Leonard Nimoy
Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Margaret Colin
Released by: Walt Disney
My Advice: Rent it.
Three New York bachelors are enjoying living the single life. You have an actor (Danson), an architect (Selleck) and a cartoonist (Guttenberg). Then you get a fourth player in the game–the infant daughter of Danson’s character, who gets dumped on their doorstep. Now the three–who previously had to deal with a cavalcade of various women–now find themselves suddenly learning about three o’clock in the morning feedings, diaper changes, and how the best things in life are often the least expected.
The DVD has no features, which is truly a shame. I’m sure that even just the stories about working with a baby would make a commentary very entertaining, or at least a making-of featurette. The artwork shown in the movie (painted by Guttenberg’s character) is very impressive and would have been nice as the subject of a featurette. There are also other tidbits (such as the rumor about catching a ghost on film) that would be interesting to hear about. But alas, not even some text screens are made available.
In general, it’s a very good film and worth owning in some form or another. There really isn’t a reason to buy this on DVD, however, unless you’re just looking for a widescreen version.