The Michigan Daily
Wednesday, March 22, 1989
/Y BRENT EDWARDS
Chances Are sets up an interest-
ing situation: a 22-year-old discovers
that he is the reincarnation of the
husband of his new girlfriend's
nother. What should he do? Should
he re-marry the mother because he
still has the memories of their mar-
riage together, or should he realize
that he's had 22 years as a new per-
son and has no more claim as her
husband? Or should he just take his
reincarnation story to Geraldo and
make big bucks on the sleazy talk
show circuit (not an option consid-
ered in the movie)?
Philisophical ideas aside, Chances
Are has both comic and romantic
.,possibilities. Cybill Shepherd plays
the mother who hasn't been able to
accept the death of her husband for
23 years. Robert Downey, Jr.'s real-
ization that he's Shepherd's late
husband provides some amusing
Meat the Lounge Cats
Band hopes to make the (USDA) grade
Alex Finch (Robert Downey, Jr.) dances with ever-present character
actor Fran Ryan in Chances Are, another stuck-in-a-strange-time-and-
BY JIM PONIEWOZIK
R EHEARSAL'S running a little late for Capt'n
Dave and The Psychedelic Lounge Cats. As I walk up
to their attic/practice space, only two Cats are there,
staring at each other with guitars in hand.
"Show me how that Bread tune goes again," says
My ears prick up. This is the bizarre band I've
heard about? The same band that got kicked out of
Rick's for a stage show that included home movies and
dancers wearing scanty outfits made of food? Covering
a Bread song? As in "David Gates and"?
"Yeah, we're doing 'Make it With You,"' says lead
guitarist Dave Murray, after jinging out a few chords
for rhythm guitarist Mike Joffe's benefit. "We're try-
ing to start a Bread revival. We want lots of Breadheads
Any other covers? Yes, he says, they also cover
"Barbecue Pope." As in the Butthole Surfers. As in
nothing whatsoever to do with David Gates and Co.
But it's a lounge version, he says.
This is obviously no ordinary band we're dealing
with here. As we should find out when they start
playing. Practice was supposed to start about a half
hour ago, but there's a little delay because they're
waiting for their newest member to show up for his
first performance with the band. A... um... conga
But they should be here.
- well, look, while we're waiting, let me tell you
a little bit about the band. Having played at parties
around campus since last spring, the band made their
biggest splash in a January show they didn't play; or
didn'tfinish playing, anyway.
The concert, part of a Lambda Chi charity friends
party, was cut short after about half an hour. Appar-
ently the management didn't cotton to the idea of the
Cats' visually arresting live show. Something about
pornography laws. The band left with a newfound no-
toriety and a heightened awareness of the Rick's dress
code: Letter sweatshirts si, g-strings made of turkey,
breasts and creamed corn, no.
The band, with strong roots in '70s music
(Parliament, Bread) and '70s television (The Love Boat
lends its name to one of their songs, Fantasy Island's
Mr. Roark and Erik Estrada appear in another) is made
up of seven members: Murray; Joffe; Capt'n Dave
Renneker, lead singer; Rama Kolesnikow, bass; Ian
Rusnell, keyboards; Jessica Peek, flute and tam-
bourine; and Matt Alonzo, drums. Nine members if'
you count Meat Dancers Jimi Pyke and Anne
Weshinskey. Ten if congo player Chris Hardy shows
up. -See Cats, Page 8
scenes, as does his trying to con-
vince others about his reincarnation
- they think he's a sicko trying to
take advantage of an emotionally
disturbed Shepherd. On top of all
this, he must reject the advances of
his new girlfriend, Mary Stuart
Masterson, since she is, after all, his
Unfortunately, the movie is
weakened by, believe it or not, the
unbelievability of the characters' ac-
tions. This may seem an absurd
criticism of a movie with such an
unbelievable premise in the first
place. There are comedies, such as
Porky's or Naked Gun, where much
of the humor lies in the unrealistic
actions of the characters, and realism
is thrown out the window. In
movies like Chances Are, however,
the characters' actions must be real-
istic within the bounds of the
premise and the humor derived from
natural reactions to such an unnatu-
The characters' quick acceptance
See Chances, Page 8
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Our experience does not end with the executive candidates
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