For Love or Money 1993

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For Love or Money ★★½ 1993 (PG)

Struggling hotel concierge with a heart of gold finds himself doing little “favors” for a slimy entrepreneur who holds the key to his dreams—the cash to open an elegant hotel of his own. Romantic comedy is reminiscent of the classic screwball comedies of the ‘30s and ‘40s, but lacks the trademark tight writing and impeccable timing. Fox is appealing and likable as the wheeling and dealing concierge, a role undermined by a mediocre script offering too few laughs. 89m/C VHS, DVD . Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar, Isaac Mizrahi, Anthony (Corlan) Higgins, Michael Tucker, Bobby Short, Dan Hedaya, Bob Balaban, Udo Kier, Patrick Breen, Paula Laurence; D: Barry Sonnenfeld; W: Mark Rosenthal, Larry Konner; M: Bruce Broughton.