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Chapter Two (1979)

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George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory... See full summary »

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George Schneider
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Jennie MacLaine
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Leo Schneider
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Faye Medwick
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Lee Michaels
Judy Farrell ...
Gwen Michaels
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Marilyn
Isabel Cooley ...
Customs Officer
Imogene Bliss ...
Elderly Lady in Bookstore
Barry Michlin ...
Maitre d'
Ray Young ...
Gary
Greg Zadikov ...
Waiter
Paul Singh ...
Waiter (as Dr. Paul Singh)
Sumant ...
Waiter
Cheryl Bianchi ...
Electric Girl
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Storyline

George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory of his first wife comes between them. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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It's not supposed to happen twice in your life, but it can.

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30 August 1980 (Taiwan)  »

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Neil Simon's Chapter Two  »

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The amount of time that Jennie MacLaine (Marsha Mason) and George Schnieder (James Caan) knew each other before they got married was ten days. In real life, the amount of time that actress Marsha Mason and writer Neil Simon knew each other before they got married was twenty-two days. A pivotal episode in Simon and Mason's marriage inspired a pivotal scene in the play and this subsequent film, and is considered its most powerful and famous scene, it features at the end of the film/play. See more »

Quotes

Jennie MacLaine: I am wonderful, I'm nuts about me, and if you're stupid enough to throw someone sensational like me aside, you don't deserve as good as you've got.
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Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Sung by Marilyn McCoo
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Witty and funny
9 May 2003 | by (Carmel, Indiana) – See all my reviews

In short, a classic example of an effort where the dialogue runs the film, not special effects, sex, or some other 'popular' innovation. The repartee is bright, witty, and hilarious. Reminds me of the Walter Matthau-Glenda Jackson films.

The main characters' initial phone exchanges are phenomenal and hilarious. Later, the two supporting characters (played by Joe Bologna and Valerie Harper) have a meaningful exchange after being interrupted during a daytime tryst. Great dialogue. Well worth the two hour running time!! Enjoy.


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