Pryor and Wilder, the funniest combination since Wilder and Pryor, are up to some more funny business in ANOTHER YOU. In their fourth comic outing together following the classics, Silver Streak, StirCrazy, and See No Evil, Hear no Evil, the two play George and Eddie, two liars who just can't seem to kick the habit. What begins as a few harmless lies leads the two into a labyrinth of hilarious complications involving a missing millionaire, his beautiful wife, a dangerous estate executive and a major mistaken identity crisis. As the lies pile up, so do the laughs in this star-powered comedy featuring the sexy Mercedes Ruehl (Big, Married to the Mob) and Stephan Lang (Last Exit to Brooklyn, The Hard Way). With Another You, Pryor and Wilder prove once again to be one of the great comedy teams of their generation - and that's no lie.
A last attempt to squeeze some laughs out of the team of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, Another You
mostly conjures up pleasant memories of Silver Streak
and Stir Crazy
. Pryor plays a con man forced to tend a pathological liar (Wilder), who's immediately mistaken as a missing millionaire--a mistake that could pay off big. The storyline actually holds promise as a classic screwball comedy outline, but the movie doesn't build any snap or crackle, and promising set-ups dribble away. Even the once-electric chemistry between the stars has faded. Wilder displays that eerie sadness and stillness he brings to his comedic roles, but here he looks stranded. Pryor's ferocious talent is muted and his onscreen energy is turned down low; his reliance on easy profanity feels a little desperate. This was his final starring role before illness took him out of movies. --Robert Horton