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Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 May 1967 (USA)
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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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This film and its source play Neil Simon "Barefoot in the Park" is considered somewhat similar to Frank Craven's play "The First Year" which like this movie has been filmed three times (See: The First Year (1926); The First Year (1932) and The First Year (1946)). See more »

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The chest in the living room has a glass plate on it sometimes, and sometimes not. It changes even within scenes. See more »

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Victor Velasco: So what are you, a folk singer?
Corie Bratter: No, a wife!
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Barefoot in the Park
Written by Neal Hefti and Johnny Mercer
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Standard Simon
6 November 2004 | by (Montréal) – See all my reviews

I happen to prefer 'The Odd Couple' and 'The Out-of-Towners' but 'Barefoot in the Park' is good too. Surprisingly, I didn't find it as dated as 'The Goodbye Girl' which I saw recently.

As in all Neil Simon scripts, you'll get the weird situations, the quirky characters and the good lines. (My favourite: "Who lives in 4D?" "A big cat with a can opener.")

True, the movie appears staged, and the 1960s sets are, well, 1960s sets. But who cares. Robert Redford and Jane Fonda were young and attractive. And Charles Boyer steals the show, if that's possible with a Neil Simon script.


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