Picks and Pans Review: A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder
updated 10/15/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/15/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
On the intercom in her baby's room (nice touch, that), fledgling suburbanite Teri Garr picks up the voices of a man and woman plotting to kill his wife. The problem is that her husband (Robert Urich) and the police detective (Alex Rocco) she starts pestering are more than a little skeptical about her discovery. So Garr does her own sleuthing, keeping her eye on the dizzying number of suspects (Jeffrey Tambor, Susan Ruttan, Florence Stanley, Tom Poston, Charles Taylor, Gail Edwards) who fit her clues.
Garr and Urich match up pretty well. That's because like a woman wearing Hats for a date with a shorter man, Garr tones down her delivery a little to accommodate him. Not as smoothly blended is the glib-but-entertaining movie's tone: part yuppie satire, part comedy and part suspenser.