Picks and Pans Review: Jim Belushi: Birthday Boy

updated 08/18/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/18/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Cinemax (Thurs., Aug. 14, 10:30 p.m. ET)

A

I'd been warned that this Cinemax Comedy Experiment wasn't really supposed to be funny. Doesn't matter a bit. Belushi is a charmer and so's his show. He plays a salesman who has a rotten birthday from the moment he accidentally drops his kid, and she tells him, "I hate you," until he ends up moaning alone in a Holiday Inn piano bar. So I didn't laugh much. I grinned a lot.

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