A widowed Coast Guard Admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her ten and his eight children.
Pop quiz for budding
Now disinter a mouldy 1968 Lucille Ball / Henry Fonda flick in which an anally retentive admiral with eight kids weds a ditzy designer with ten, recruit a couple of likeable midi-stars, a ‘cute’ pig and the requisite number of bickering brats, house them in an oversize des-res only Steve Jobs could afford and make sure the Navy guy slips on food a lot. Then spark a Cohiba and savour that special
Amazing – a movie that somehow manages to be both irritatingly familiar and instantly forgettable.
Reviewed by Simon Braund