Flirting with Disaster (1996)

6.8

Netflix rating: 3.2
Metacritics rating: 81.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 87.0%

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A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents. Written and directed by David O. Russell (Three Kings, Spanking the Monkey), this hysterically original comedy was cheered by critics and audiences nationwide. In a quest to find his biological parents, Mel Coplin (Ben Stiller - Duplex, Meet the Parents) - joined by his wife (Patricia Arquette - Human Nature, Holes) and a sexy adoption counselor (Tea Leoni - People I Know, Hollywood Ending) - embarks on a cross-country search for his "roots". Yet as he careens from one outrageous situation to another, Mel finds himself tempted by the seductive counselor - even as his wife starts a flirtation of her own! By the time they meet up with his free-spirited birth parents, the whole situation is spinning hysterically out of control! Also starring Mary Tyler Moore, Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin, this hilarious hit is sure to entertain everyone!

Title
Flirting with Disaster
Year
1996
Genre
Comedy
Type
Movies
IDMB rating
6.8 (16670 votes)
Netflix rating
3.2
Metacritics rating
81.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating
87.0%
Directors
David O. Russell
Actors
Glenn Fitzgerald, Mary Tyler Moore, Téa Leoni, Ben Stiller, Celia Weston, David Patrick Kelly, Alan Alda, Richard Jenkins, George Segal, Lily Tomlin, Josh Brolin, Patricia Arquette

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