T.R. Baskin 11/04/23

Fun City Editions

This overlooked and orphaned drama presents Candice Bergen as an alienated newcomer to Chicago. James Caan contributes a carefully modulated performance, and Peter Boyle feels real in a part that we’d expect to be pitched for comedy. Writer Peter Hyams presents a dark tale of Woe in the City, director Herbert Ross emphasizes the gloom and isolation, and it’s not recommended for the lonely or depressed. Critics found it thin and unbelievable, and had little good to say about Bergen’s performance, either. The disc’s best feature is an in-close talk with writer-producer Hyams, about his entry into feature filmmaking. On Blu-ray from Fun City Editions.