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Rivals (1972)

R | | Drama | 25 May 1978 (Portugal)
Scott Jacoby, as a boy with an unhealthy and pathological attachment to his divorced mother, becomes increasingly jealous of the new man in his mother's life (Robert Klein). After his ... See full summary »

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Scott Jacoby, as a boy with an unhealthy and pathological attachment to his divorced mother, becomes increasingly jealous of the new man in his mother's life (Robert Klein). After his mother remarries, his rage and misery overwhelm him and he plots to kill his stepfather. Written by debhautzig@yahoo.com

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Interesting idea that misfires
16 June 2001 | by (chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Highly offbeat story about a very unusual relationship between a mother and son. This comes to a point when the mother remarries, which makes the son fall into all sorts of jealous and dangerous behaviors. Jacoby, as the son, is quite good, but the film misfires. This is partially due to a very choppy pacing that jumps from the lighthearted, to the dramatic, to the suspenseful, to the completly bizarre. Also has a awful, awful music score that sounds like it was taken from " Sesame Street".


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