A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.

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Forty-two year old famed composer/playwright George Webber is going through a midlife crisis. He is seriously dating thirty-eight year old actress/singer Samantha Taylor, who he loves, although he admits their connection is more intellectual than it is emotional. She, in turn, loves him, despite barely tolerating his often infantile behavior. This behavior includes spying on a neighbor's sexual encounters with a wide array of women, this spying about which the neighbor knows, as he does it himself. Driving one day, George spots a young woman who he believes is the most beautiful creature he's ever seen - an "eleven" on a scale of ten, tens which he didn't believe existed before her. Beyond the fact that she is probably half his age, a problem with George's infatuation is that she is just off to her own wedding. George and Sam's relationship takes a hit with an argument which is further exacerbated by a series of misunderstandings. As such, George decides to pursue the woman of his ... Written by Huggo

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A temptingly tasteful comedy for adults who can count. See more »

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10 - La mujer perfecta  »

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George Segal was originally cast in the lead role, but walked off the set shortly after filming began. Rumor had it that this was because Julie Andrews' role had been built up. Allegedly, after the movie had been released, Segal was asked if he had seen it, and replied by giving "the finger". This marks the first time that George was replaced by Dudley Moore. This would happen again for the title role of Arthur (1981). Conversely, in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), Moore was replaced by Segal. See more »

Goofs

When George (Dudley Moore) is sitting on beach watching Jenny (Bo Derek), in the close-up shorts there is a woman beside him lying on her back wearing a yellow bikini, but in the long shots there is no one near him. In the long shots, you can see a woman some distance away (right side of the screen) lying on her stomach wearing a yellow bikini bottom, but apparently topless. See more »

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Police Officer: You better take it easy. Pain pills and alcohol don't mix.
George Webber: [laughs] You could have fooled me.
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Crazy Credits

When the credits of the cast begins to scroll up and out of the iris of the telescope's view to George and Samantha's inside penthouse, only the members of the cast are seen and not their characters they played. See more »

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He Pleases Me
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Music by by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Julie Andrews
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Dudley Moore is a natural comedic genius!
11 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this film, Dudley plays an award-winning composer.

Another brilliant film that'll make you laugh your head off while watching him run around like a maniac in hot sand!

My mother recommended this film to me because I was born after it was released.

Even in today's society, this movie is hilarious! Dudley Moore is a brilliant comedian.

You'll have to add this movie to your "must list" if you're a Dudley Moore fan. Whenever I am in a depressed mood I know I can pop this movie in and Dudley is going to be able to make me laugh once again.

Get this movie if you want a care-free day of fun and light-hearted amusement.

Not as good as Arthur but if you're a Dudley fan like me, you'll love it!

Also, you'll hear some beautiful arrangements played by Dudley Moore himself.

A classic movie that you should not miss.


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