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.
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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.