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"Six Days, Seven Nights"

This is one of those delightful pooferies for summer fare.  “Six Days, Seven Nights” asks nothing of your brain, but to enjoy the beautiful vacation, that Touchstone provides for Harrison Ford and Anne Heche and the rest of the cast, in Hawaii, why they were filming, bits and pieces of some many lighthearted romantic capers.  We all know how it is going to end and we all know you not only suspend your disbelief that this kind of movie is still made.  You almost wish that the protagonists deserved this kind of dessert, for their hard work in other movies.  That you can get so much mileage out of these protracted storylines is amazing.

David Schwimmer tries hard to be amusing as Anne Heche’s intended promising her the most unforgettable vacation of their lives.  How does he know that he is not to be included, as he eyes gorgeous hula dancers with great come-on, while she weathers the storm of being stranded with Harrison Ford in a remoter island?  “The African Queen”, comes to mind, but it’s so grossly unfair to compare the great consummate acting of Humpfrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, who brought such humor and intelligence to their roles.  Anne Heche, could be on the threshold of discovering that she could do Carole Lombard’s comic parts.  Jacqueline Obradors, as a party girl, demonstrates how to take a man to bed easily and rewardingly as pure fun.  Hide thee to an island  for further details.

Six Days, Seven Nights
Buena Vista Pictures

  • Harrison Ford -------- Quinn Harris
  • Anne Heche ---------- Robin Monroe
  • David Schwimmer ---- Frank Martin
  • Jacqueline Obradors -- Angelica

    Directed by: Ivan Reitman
    Produced by: Ivan Reitman, Wally Nicita, Roger Birnbaum
    Director of photography: Michael Chapman
    Editing by: Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn
    Screenplay by: Michael Browning
    Rated PG-13

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    Original Date Monday 16 June 1998
    Updated Monday 16 June 1998