Night Shift, Splash… Ron Howard really seemed to be on a role. Then, he went and did Cocoon. I know when it came out, it made coots seem cool. Somehow 25 years later, watching Don Ameche break-dance just isn’t all that funny.
Can’t complain since Howard went on to do Parenthood, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man and Frost/Nixon. He was also a major force in one of my favorite TV shows of all time, Arrested Development. Plus, he’s an icon AND Little Opie Cunningham. However, I will just say this: Ameche got the Oscar for this and NOT for Trading Places. Go figure.
Read my full review of the new Blu-ray at Big Picture Big Sound.