Nowadays, classic storylines tend to be synonymous with lazy writers. We get derivative nonsense that colors their script in by the numbers and it's annoying that you can tell what's going to happen from a mile away. It's just....sad. Disappointing. Outrage that people get paid to be so lazy with their creativity.
You won't get any surprises from this film. You won't get any jokes that are one of a kind, though the witty satanic tv shows are great. But you WILL get a classic "Dumpy husband and neglected wife re-kindle their marriage through tribulation" storyline with some cute touches and outright funny lines. The good guys win, the bad guys lose, and the script is obvious. But the thing is, it's done well, so you WANT Roy and Helen to win. You WANT Spike to lose. And even though you knew it was going to happen, you cheer when it does.
I only rate 4 stars because I reserve 5 stars for perfect movies. A couple lines really show their laziness, and there are a few moments where the movie's age shines through. And the ending is pretty rushed. It's almost like we got to Act 3 and the screenwriter didn't *quite* know how to end the movie, so they did threw some stuff together and hoped it'd figure itself out. But the clever television shows and the conceit continuously carry you through.