Title: The In-Laws (Criterion Collection)
Label: Criterion Collection
Genre: Comedy Video
Release Date: 2016
Peter Falk (A Woman Under the Influence) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) make for a hilarious dream team in this beloved American sidesplitter. Directed by Arthur Hiller (Love Story) from an ingenious script by Andrew Bergman (Blazing Saddles), The In-Laws may at first seem like a generic meet-the-parents comedy, as Arkin’s mild-mannered dentist suspiciously eyes Falk’s volatile mystery man, whose son is engaged to his daughter. But soon, through a series of events too serpentine and surprising to spoil, the two men are brought together by a dangerous mission that takes them from suburban New Jersey to Honduras. Fueled by elaborate stunt work and the laconic, naturalistic charms of it’s two stars, The In-Laws deserves it’s status as a madcap classic and has continued to draw ardent fans in the years since it’s release.