I like Steven Martin most of the time. Shopgirl was a quiet, quaint, absorbing little film, and he's restrained performance in it was unlike much of anything he'd done before. But Peter Sellers he is not! This is one franchise that should have been left untouched.
Those who haven't seen the Peter Sellers originals should make every effort to do so. It's Sellers at his peak, right after Lolitaand immediately preceding Dr. Strangelove (both directed by another master, Stanley Kubrick). You can check out the 3 film set by clicking HERE.
The Steve Martin sequel hits theaters in February 2009. Beyoncé wisely sat this one out.
Teaser trailer below...