Dec 26 2012

Movie Recommendation of the Week: Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Published by at 9:00 am under Columns,Movies

I’m in one of those 80s kind of moods today.  And while I know that many of our “older” readers AKA people my age have most definitely seen this film, all you new kids out there really need to check out Down and Out in Beverly Hills.   Here’s a quick synopsis of the film:

Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is confused about his sexuality and their daughter is suffering from eating disorders. While they are celebrating thanksgiving having plenty of food, street tramp Jerry is hungry, homeless, sleeping rough and has lost his dog. Jerry decides to end his life by drowning himself in their swimming pool. Dave rescues him and invites him to stay for a while. How does this stranger change the life style of this family?

The movie stars Richard Dreyfus, Nick Nolte and Better Midler.   And there’s even some great appearances by Little Richard!  Check out the trailer after the jump….

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlFfz127OPs

Plus I love that Talking Heads is the theme song.





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