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Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 May 1967 (USA)
Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

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New Yorkers Paul Bratter and Corie Bratter née Banks have just gotten married. He is a stuffed shirt just starting his career as a lawyer. She is an independently minded free spirit who prides herself on doing the illogical purely out of a sense of adventure, such acts as walking through Washington Square Park barefoot when it's 17°F outside. Their six day honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel shows that they can get to know each other easily in the biblical sense. But they will see if they can get to know each other in their real life when they move into their first apartment, a cozy (in other words, small), slightly broken down top floor unit in a five story walk-up. While Corie joyfully bounds up and down the stairs, Paul, always winded after the fact, hates the fact of having to walk up the six flights of stairs, if one includes the stairs that comprise the outside front stoop. Beyond the issues with the apartment itself, Paul and Corie will have to deal with an odd assortment of neighbors... Written by Huggo

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Third of four films that Robert Redford and Jane Fonda have made together. They had previously starred together in The Chase (1966) whilst both had made their feature film debuts in Tall Story (1960). They re-teamed for the final time for The Electric Horseman (1979), their last (to date) star teaming. See more »

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When Corie meets Paul at the bus stop, she is on his right arm as they walk away from the camera. When the camera switches to show them approaching she is on his left arm. See more »

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Corie Bratter: You're almost nearly perfect!
Paul Bratter: That's a rotten thing to say!
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Written by Neal Hefti and Johnny Mercer
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Another One Of Neil Simon's Funniest Films
27 October 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Noted playwright Neil Simon has successfully adapted many of his plays onto film and this 1967 Paramount release ranks as one of his best film adaptations of all. Robert Redford reprises his stage role as a newly married man who along with his new bride (Jane Fonda) gets involved in many hilarious situations as Fonda attempts to help him be more "free-spirited." A 1960's comedy classic.


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