February 07, 1983 12:00 PM

Only a magician could levitate Charlie (Paternity) Peters’ script for this comedy. And director Robert (Same Time, Next Year) Mulligan has just loaded on more ballast. Casting wildly against type, he has given Sally Field the central role of a widowed New York socialite haunted by the ghost of her first husband as she prepares to remarry. James Caan is equally miscast as the ghost of a Broadway choreographer. If Jeff Bridges fares better in the hapless role of the Egyptologist fiancé, that may be simply because it’s hard to imagine anyone who could make more of his insipid material. The movie is an unfortunate remake of 1978’s Brazilian Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. (PG)

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