Flirting with Disaster (1996)
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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!
- Flirting with Disaster
- IDMB rating
- 6.8 (16670 votes)
- Netflix rating
- Metacritics rating
- Rotten Tomatoes rating
- David O. Russell
- 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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