HEAVEN CAN WAIT
Tuesday, February 5
(1978, Warren Beatty and Buck Henry) Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason. Screenplay by Elaine May and Warren Beatty. DCP. 101 min.
“Beatty has brought out the best in his collaborators. May's work on the script is her wittiest since A New Leaf.”
– Frank Rich, TIME
“The co-direction by Beatty and Buck Henry is confident, the performances are slyly humorous without hitting us over the head, and the screenplay (by Elaine May with Beatty's participation) takes the curse off the plot's essential sweetness by getting in some nice, mean digs at greed, corporate politics, adultery, professional football in general and jocks in particular.”
– Roger Ebert