Gems such as the old man antics make Two Much sparkle, but it's a gaudy sparkle. Trueba says he was inspired by the comedies of Preston Sturges and Billy Wilder, but their screwball comedies had a social conscience. Trueba's Art/Bart is sleeping with both sisters, which is, in fact, sick, and if Trueba was trying to present any real message, the film would fail. Luckily, Trueba's only message is, hey, enjoy this. And because he has winning character actors, a nifty pace and Antonio Banderas, the message gets across.
Two Much. Directed by Fernando Trueba. With Antonio Banderas, Joan Cusack, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Danny Aiello and Eli Wallach. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes.