Directed by Ted Kotcheff , the film is caustically critical of the "anarchy" of the American way of life. The character names come from the Dick and Jane series of children's educational books, and the title is taken from the title of one of the books in the series. Dick Harper is a successful aerospace engineer in Los Angeles , where he and wife Jane have a lovely house, with a swimming pool and new lawn under way. Due to financial reversals at the business, however, Dick's boss, Charlie Blanchard, suddenly fires him.
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The first is a pleasant enough comedy with several inspired moments. The second is a truly wicked social satire that keeps trying to sneak through. If they'd made the second movie, they might have had some kind of masterpiece on their hands. But they made the first, and that's the trouble. The movie's about an upper-middle-class married couple George Segal and Jane Fonda with all the paraphernalia required of their station in life: suburban home, swimming pool, station wagon, power boat, landscaped lawn, custom kitchen, small boy, dog named Spot.