The story is original and powerful: the tale of two lovers cast under a spell so that they might never both be human at once.
Michelle Pfeiffer is at her youngest (and perhaps most attractive) and to see Matthew Broderick in one of his first films is a delight.
Broderick's first major acting role came in an HB Studio workshop production of playwright Horton Foote's On Valentine's Day, playing opposite his father, who was a friend of Foote's.
This was followed by a supporting role as Harvey Fierstein's gay adopted son, David, in the Off-Broadway production of Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy; then, a good review by The New York Times theater critic Mel Gussow brought him to the attention of Broadway.
Believing it to have been a dream, Mouse tosses it off but becomes convinced in the days that follow that the Captain is concealing something…
and has a definite plan in mind for his new manservant.
Broderick was reunited with his co-star from The Lion King and The Producers, Nathan Lane, in The Odd Couple, which opened on Broadway in October 2005.
He appeared on Broadway as a college professor in The Philanthropist, running April 10 through June 28, 2009.Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer | Director: Richard Donner | Producers: Richard Donner, Lauren Shuler Donner, Harvey Bernhard | Screenwriters: Edward Khmara, Michael Thomas, Tom Mankiewicz and David Webb Peoples, from a story by Edward Khmara | Released By: Warner Bros.his fantasy/fiction romance adventure sparked worldwide recognition with its premiere in the mid eighties but has been largely lost in the succession of fairy-tale and science fiction films to follow.Broderick commented on the effects of that review in a 2004 60 Minutes II interview: "Before I knew it, I was like this guy in a hot play. And it's only because Mel Gussow happened to come by right before it closed and happened to like it. All these things have to line up that are out of your control." He followed that with the role of Eugene Morris Jerome in the Neil Simon Eugene Trilogy including the plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues.His first film role was also written by Neil Simon. His first big hit film was War Games, a summer hit in 1983, Broderick then won the role of the charming, clever slacker in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.Broderick was vacationing with Jennifer Grey, whom he had begun dating in semi-secrecy during the filming of Ferris Bueller's Day Off; the crash publicly revealed their relationship. Broderick was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and faced up to five years in prison, but was later convicted of the lesser charge of careless driving and fined 5, which the victims' family called "a travesty of justice".