In about 1980, I thought this was the funniest movie ever made. I watched it again in about 2000 and thought it was drop dead stupid. I thought it was moderately funny again this time, but the really odd thing was seeing it through her eyes.
the_child was getting only the surface story, not the endless roundels of Hollywood jokes, Jewish jokes, self-referential humor, serious (and even bitter) racial politics, parodying of classic Westerns, et cetera et cetera et cetera. She had a great deal of trouble understanding the race angle, for one. We had an extensive discussion of the N-word.
I am either very progressive or the World's Worst Dad. Not sure which. When the questions come bubbling up over the next few days, we'll find out.