Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) ... See full summary »
Hallie Kate Eisenberg
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »
A divorced woman and her daughter come home to find that her boyfriend has left for an out of town job with no warning. This has happened before. The second surprise comes in the form of another actor who has sublet the apartment from her boyfriend (who did not mention the pair of females who would be in residence). After some negotiation the two decide to share the apartment even though she has vowed to stay away from actors. Written by
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The brass, square doorbell button mounted on the door to the apartment sounded with an electric buzzer sound when pushed. This doorbell is actually a mechanical, spring loaded model which sounds a "ding dong" as one pushes the button in and then releases button. The mechanism is on the opposite side of the door and can be seen in later scenes. One typically sees these on office doors, small apartments, mobile homes, etc. See more »
I just met Lucy.
What did you tell her?
That I was moving into the other room. She seemed to take it in stride.
You grow up fast in this apartment. The john is right over there. I'll get the rest of her things out in the morning.
Would you like to stop grinding your teeth for two seconds? The noise is driving me crazy.
A dripping stranger from Chicago with a wet beard and dirty shoes moves into my daughter's room and you expect smiles?
I think you're dynamite, you know that? I love listening to...
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Simply my favourite movie of all time. First saw it with my fiancee (at the time) and it was her favourite also. We saw it 3 times. Whenever it is on TV I watch, and I have two video copies (in case one gets lost or spoiled!).
It stars Richard Dreyfuss at his best, and Marsha Mason and the "kid" are excellent too. Perhaps it is one of the best of films because it is able to make you laugh and cry, and sometimes at the same time. Neil Simon's writing is so comic and never allows the pathos to drown you. I believe it won a number of Oscars when first released yet almost no one I rave to about it has ever heard of it. Strange!
This film is very much under-appreciated. It is a wonderful tale of of family, of career, of relationships and of love. The rooftop scene is just fantastic and leaves a knot in my stomach every time I see it. A warm glow and a feeling of "this is how life should turn out". Great movie, great script. Fantastic.
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