Ripcord is rife with refreshing contradictions. Most notably, it's a comedy set in an assisted-living facility. That might not sound like the recipe for success, but leave it to Marylouise Burke and Holland Taylor to run absolutely wild with such a healthy and limber David Lindsay-Abaire screenplay.
In New York last week, I made it a point (no pun intended!) to see "Tail! Spin!", a hilarious political satire on our wayward politicians and their penises. It's a riot. impeccably re-enacted by a fabulous cast, with all their excuses and explanations, their deflections and -- finally -- their unconvincing, if abject apologies.