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In Burr Steers's acridly autobiographical Igby Goes Down, a well-to-do chap played by Bill Pullman takes his two young boys to see the screwball classic Bringing Up Baby, but no one has much to say about it.
The little man [Swanwick] does well to turn out as a volunteer, for certain I am, no lady will ever give a bounty for his service," Cobbett acridly observed.
The latest report from the scorched-earth battlefield of the sexes by ``In the Company of Men'' writer-director Neil LaBute, ``Neighbors'' is as acridly funny as it is achingly cruel.