Man of the House

You will spot this instantaneously at any point sight unseen as a Mike Eisner film, there’s simply no mistaking it, it stinks from top to bottom of that impossible fellow who always wanted to be a stand-up comic, and wound up making films like this as CEO of Disney. This is the man who ripped out Tomorrowland to put up a computer sales unit.

The jokes have a sleepy grottiness combined with a grotesque smugness you understand to be the character of a man who takes home a quarter-billion dollars in pay to make Disney product. Enough, away with him.

Chevy Chase makes a certain percentage of this a very watchable film: the percentage he’s in and acting in. The rest is Eisner.

Disney is enough to dispel the widely-held belief that corporate ownership has killed Hollywood or can save television from itself.