Director: Peter Bogdanovich. Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn. 102 min. Rated PG. Comedy/Drama.
What a lovely movie. Ryan O'Neal is a Depression era con-artist, who employs the talents a feisty 9-year-old girl, who may or may not be his daughter. But that's not the point. Every moment of this duo's friendship-quarrel-friendship cycle and fast-witted back-and-forth dialogue is so well-written, you won't notice the time passing by. It's as fun as The Little Rascals, and as heart-breaking as Chaplin's The Kid. Well-deserved Oscar for Tatum O'Neal, the youngest actor ever to win. Why oh why don't they make movies like this anymore?