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 ...
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Ray Young ...
Gary
Greg Zadikov ...
Waiter
Paul Singh ...
Waiter (as Dr. Paul Singh)
Sumant ...
Waiter
Cheryl Bianchi ...
Electric Girl
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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 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. See more »

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30 August 1980 (Taiwan)  »

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Neil Simon's Chapter Two  »

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Actress Marsha Mason plays an actress in this movie, as she would also do in the later Neil Simon adaptation, Only When I Laugh (1981), made and released a couple of year's later. 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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Featured in Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006) See more »

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I'm On Your Side
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Sung by Marilyn McCoo
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Marsha Mason heart and soul of Simon's semi-autobiographical play.

This is one that worked much better on stage. The film is overlong and suffers from boring and repetitive sections. It begins well with James Caan impersonating Simon, grieving death of first wife and rushing into a marriage before he has recovered. He and Marsha Mason (who essentially plays herself here as she was in real life Simon's second wife) flirt and charm each other into marriage. Then suddenly Caan's character becomes depressed, guilt-ridden, borish, abusive and nasty. Ms. Mason is the epitome of tact, patience, concern and loving attention. One wonders how she can be so nice so long. Finally it snaps. The two best dramatic scenes are: a. the confrontation over the kitchen table at the return from the aborted honeymoon; and b. Miss Mason's superbly written and superbly acted monologue about self-worth and self-validation. It is all Marsha Mason here- again she is the emotional center of the film and the only one we care about. Her fine performance was deservedly Oscar-nominated. Valerie Harper gives a marvellously acidic supporting performance that equally deserved, but was not granted, a nom. See this for the Mason performance - she is, as always, top drawer quality.


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