It's a good character for Dangerfield, one that veers him away from the 'I don't get no respect' pathos that comes too easily to him, and enough attention is paid to the minimal plot to integrate Dangerfield's classically constructed one-liners.
I bought this for my cousin Christine, no kidding! She was very excited to have it. It's a fun show, although a horror movie. It hasn't been in stores for some time, but thank goodness you can still find it at Walmart!
You can embrace this movie's message, which has less to do with political agendas than basic human decency and the enduring power of love. And if that's not enough to make a film worthwhile, we don't know what is.