Australian director Peter Weir  is recognized for many things. Comedy is not among them. 1990's Green Card , in fact, is Weir's only true comedy in a career that spans more than 40 years. But it's a highly satisfying one.
Nowadays it’s OK for movie stars to embrace the names their parents gave them. But back in Hollywood’s heyday actors were given a full makeover by the studio publicity departments, a process that often entailed replacing their unpronounceable or funny-sounding (or just boring) names with snazzy new movie-star monikers.