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When 'Ruth Gordon' won her Supporting Actress Oscar for Rosemary's Baby (1968) in April 1969, she was asked backstage by the reporters if Mia Farrow was upset at being overlooked for a nomination in the same film. "Nahhh," Gordon replied, "Besides she'll win it next year for John and Mary (1969)." Alas, Farrow was snubbed for this film as well. See more »
The great thing is, if men can cook at all, women think it's wonderful.
Well, it is.
No, it's not. It's really a legend. Like sex and black men.
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A casual romance so noncommittal it's practically non-existent...
A single man and woman, having met in a bar the night before, wake up together in bed "the morning after" but can't decide where to go from there. Two charismatic leads (Dustin Hoffman just after "The Graduate" and Mia Farrow post-"Rosemary's Baby") try enlightening a terribly flat screenplay, but the sluggish narrative and sterile atmosphere make it impossible. The fluid flashbacks and flights-of-fancy help fill in the gaps, but the problem is the main characters and their dialogue. Farrow's Mary is all over the place: guarded and vague (and a little rude), and then sheepish and huggable; Hoffman's John is suspicious and cynical, but yielding. Some of their thoughts and emotions ring true, but the follow-up to all this is pure fantasy. "John and Mary" could certainly use a little whimsy--yet after all that fashionable cynicism, the old-fashioned finale is rather tough to swallow. ** from ****
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