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This film is basically another version of It's a Wonderful Life, with shades of that Harrison Ford film where he plays a high-powered lawyer who becomes a nicer person after getting permanent brain-damage. The moral seems to be that the more bad things happen to Cage - he loses his job, his life, everything - the better a person he becomes.
It seems that the writers became more and more desperate to think of outrageous things to befall the protagonists, and thus decided to introduce Sci-Fi elements into the mixture. Not only do they have to locate the car and a suitcase filled with stolen money, they also have to find an artefact left by aliens and return it to its rightful owners or the world will be destroyed.
It's silly, but it's fun. There is little more to be said about it.
Hunt orders her team of executives to familiarise themselves with a new set of feminine beauty products they have been employed to promote. In an out-of-place slapstick scene Gibson dresses up in the female kit and then electrocutes himself. When he recovers he finds he has the ability to read womens' minds. At first he thinks this is a curse, but later he finds it a blessing in disguise.
Gibson reads Hunt's mind and takes her ideas in order to impress her and make himself look good. He also uses it to ingratiate himself with her socially. Why he wants to do this is something of a mystery. Hunt's character has no spine and no grasp of the concept of office politics. She starts out as a bitch who gets everywhere by trampling over others, but feels it's unfair when it happens to her!
Meanwhile, the Evil Leader [Robert De Niro] plots to dominate the USA by broadcasting literally mind-numbing television programmes. He sends his henchmen Boris and Natasha [Jason Alexander and Rene Russo ] to stop them.
Jason Alexander, best known as a Seinfeld buddy, needs the money. Rene Russo, on the other hand, was a movie star in quite recent major films. There are a number of star cameos. John Goodman plays a cop, Whoopee Goldberg is a Judge and Janeanne Garofolo is a TV executive.
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