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Barefoot in the Park (1967)

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

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Paul Bratter, a conservative young lawyer, marries a vivacious young woman, Corrie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment. Written by Jim Cobb

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Descalzos en el parque  »

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Debut theatrical feature film directed by actor-producer-director Gene Saks. Saks also directed other Neil Simon written films such as The Odd Couple (1968), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), and Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972). Saks also co-starred in Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975). See more »

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When Paul is getting ready to sleep on the sofa, he sets a pillow on the chair next to the sofa. In the shot where he's lying down on the sofa, the pillow is gone. See more »

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Victor Velasco: So what are you, a folk singer?
Corie Bratter: No, a wife!
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Referenced in All the Way Down (1968) See more »

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One of the best
25 September 2004 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Despite the electricity of "The Odd Couple" the emotional force of "Lost in Yonkers" and the Depression-era angst of "Brighton Beach Memoirs," this remains the best movie made of a Neil Simon play.

Like "The Odd Couple" it owes most of its enduring success to the chemistry between Jane Fonda and Robert Redford (reprising his role in the Broadway show) as the hapless newlyweds trying desperately to make it work. This is the movie that is responsible for most of the "mismatched" romantic comedies we've ever seen, including "Along Came Polly" and TV's "Dharma and Greg." It proves that flowery romantic prose isn't what makes a great love story, bold heroes and damsels in distress don't make a good love story. No, what makes a good love story are two people who, from start to finish, makes the audience go "Oh, God in heaven, please let them work it out!"

The brilliant dialogue of Mr. Simon, the charm of Mr. Boyer and the majestic backdrop of New York City make this a must-see for anyone who loves 1, comedy, 2, love stories or 3, Robert Redford because after this, he never really made another movie that was at all comparable.

Oh, I just remembered "Laughter on the 23rd Floor." I guess it's a tie for best Neil Simon movie.


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