Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Reluctant Astronaut

Hard to say if the work of Don Knotts will ever manage to translate well for the future generations of young viewers. It`s an old and innocent style of comedy and in this age of crassness aimed at all age groups I fear these old family films will be lost forever. Mind you, there is a lot of drinking throughout this one where Knotts plays an amusment park space ride opperator who gets shipped to NASA where, unknown to family and friends, he is just a janitor and not an astronaut. As fate would have it, the man who is afraid of heights ends up being shipped into space can figure out the rest. Leslie Nielsen is here in one of his straight roles and while the laughs are dated they will still entertain those old enough to remember this style from the Sixties.


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