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The April Fools (1969)

M  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 May 1969 (USA)
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Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy Company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is herself unhappily married - to the boss. They... See full summary »

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Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy Company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is herself unhappily married - to the boss. They spend an innocent night in New York becoming more and more attracted to each other, so that when Catherine announces she intends to leave her husband and return to Paris Howard asks to go along too. In the cold light of morning problems and pressures from spouses crowd in. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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He has a wife. She has a husband. With so much in common they just have to fall in love.

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Howard Brubaker: I feel wonderful. I met a girl last night and we're going to Paris.
Potter Shrader: What are you talking about? What about Phyllis?
Howard Brubaker: She's not coming. I want you to handle it. That's what I wanted to see you about. Give her anything she wants... the car, the house...
Potter Shrader: A divorce?
Howard Brubaker: Yeah.
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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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