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Chapter Two (1979)

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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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
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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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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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He's given you "The Odd Couple", "The Goodbye Girl" and "California Suite." He's given you laughter and tears, warmth and wit. He's given you some of the funniest, most charming moments you've ever had in a theater. Now, Neil Simon gives you something more than he has ever before... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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30 August 1980 (Taiwan)  »

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Marsha Mason plays a character based on herself and her relationship with Neil Simon, Mason is essentially playing herself. Similarly, in her next Neil Simon film, Only When I Laugh (1981), she plays an actress who does a play written by her writer ex-partner, who based it on their relationship. As such, she plays an actress playing a part in a play based on her character, her character in the play is essentially playing her character self. See more »

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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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Witty and funny
9 May 2003 | by 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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