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The April Fools (1969)

In New York, the newly-promoted in the Street Broker Howard Brubaker is invited by his boss Ted Gunther to come to his fancy apartment. However, there is a party and the clumsy Howard feels... See full summary »

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Potter Shrader
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In New York, the newly-promoted in the Street Broker Howard Brubaker is invited by his boss Ted Gunther to come to his fancy apartment. However, there is a party and the clumsy Howard feels uncomfortable and misplaced. Ted's wife Catherine Gunther is amused with Howard and he invites her to have a drink in a club that Ted has suggested. Howard has a loveless marriage and his wife Phyllis does not pay attention to him. Catherine is unhappily married with Ted. When they meet the couple Grace and Andre Greenlaw that have been married for many years and are still happy, they decide to travel together to Paris to start a new life together. Will they leave their marriages behind? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Twenty-four hours in the life of a guy who's ready for something. (Isn't she something?) See more »

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28 May 1969 (USA)  »

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Catherine Deneuve's part was originally intended for Shirley Maclaine. See more »

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Howard Brubaker: I never was very good with animals. I get this dog that barks at me when I come home. Well, that isn't as strange as it sounds. He came with the house. He belonged to the former owner. And he doesn't know that I'm his master. He thinks I'm a prowler... so he barks.
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I Remember The Rain
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Joel Hirschhorn
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Lemmon plays a square peg in a round hole
10 September 2003 | by (vista,calif) – See all my reviews

You have to watch this one a few times to get its rhythm. If you don't, you'll miss some gems. Jack Lemmon plays a man who finds himself disconnected from the world. No one wants to listen to him – his wife, son, boss, lawyer friend, even the family dog.

The movie lacks punch. And one reason is the real absence of romantic chemistry between Lemmon and Deneuve. Jack Lemmon, as an actor, needs a lively romantic love interest to better match his manic style. Deneuve comes off as beautiful, wooden and lethargic. But Lemmon's acting power is undeniable. So again we're treated to the brilliant, sad clown.

Harvey Korman and Jack Weston serve up a hilarious train ride and domestic scene. Charles Boyer's energy and wonderful voice entertain. Sally Kellerman does well epitomizing the Lemmon character's plight.

It's a late Sixties period piece and manages to capture some of that.


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