In the 1980s, Lily Tomlin worked with a number of comedians and musical stars—sometimes both—in movies that reflected the strangeness of Reagan-era America. In this one, a kind of slapstick spiritualist comedy, the Oscar-nominated actress teamed up with an artist she had toured with years earlier: Steve Martin. Tomlin is Edwina Cutwater, an entitled, imperious millionaire who dies in the first third of the film, but then gets to live forever (sort of) in the body of her befuddled lawyer, Roger Cobb (Martin). But director Carl Reiner and writers Edwin Davis and Henry Olek don’t stop there. Eventually Roger falls in love with Terry Hoskins (Victoria Tennant), the woman Edwina meant to leave her body for in the first place.
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