It’s always kind of an alarming sight when a movie poster aims to piggyback ride on the success of another movie; you kind of know the movie isn’t going to be anywhere near as good as the movie the poster refers to.
Such is the case here as well – kind of. After the huge success of Pretty in Pink, 1987 became a work filled year for Jon Crier who starred in total of four movies, all of which went pretty much under the public radar – and Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home being possibly the least known of the bunch. It’s one of those movies that got panned by critics, the audience and even the team behind it when it first came out, making the movie fall completely into oblivion.
Now, 30 years later the news isn’t that bad at all and Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home seems just like most other harmless 80s comedies out there. The lighthearted tone is set in the early few minutes of the movie and the movie keeps up with that premise until the end, as predictable as it may be. Although the whole living in a golden cage situation is alien to me, Crier’s acting work and his somewhat goofy, clumsy teenage-like composure makes it easy to relate to the character and the weird situation he is caught in.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and state that Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home into one of those comedies that actually got better over time.