Comedy Film Festival 2012

“The In-Laws”

Alan Arkin and Peter Falk in "The In-Laws" (Warner Bros., 1979)

Alan Arkin and Peter Falk in “The In-Laws” (Warner Bros., 1979)

“The In-Laws” (Warner Bros., 1979). Days before their children’s wedding, the father of the groom (Peter Falk), who happens to work for the CIA, involves the father of the bride (Alan Arkin), a mild-mannered dentist, in an international espionage plot. Really clever and really funny, with memorable performances by Alan Arkin and Peter Falk. Not to be confused with the unfortunate 2003 remake of the same title. Written by Andrew Bergman. Directed by Arthur Hiller. “Serpentine!”