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Something Short of Paradise (1979)

A romantic comedy revolving around the on-again, off-again relationship of a young New York couple.

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Madeline Ross
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Harris Sloane
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Jean-Fidel Mileau
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Edgar Kent
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A romantic comedy revolving around the on-again, off-again relationship of a young New York couple.

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Love isn't blind... just a little nearsighted!

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First theatrical film directed by David Helpern. His two previous works were documentaries and as of 2015, it remains as the only film he directed. See more »

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Harris Sloane: She talks so much about space, you'd think she was an astronaut.
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Spring Fever
Written by Steve Stone
Sung by Pam Bricker
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No paradise for the viewer
6 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Blah romance has Susan Sarandon as a strength but is almost completely derailed by Steinberg. Not only does he have the screen charisma of a lemming the character he plays is an annoying jerk. The viewer could care less about whether the main couple get together which is fatal to this kind of film.

Susan at this point was a rising actress, her big breakthrough came with her next film-Atlantic City, so she was working her way up playing whatever leads presented themselves which would explain her presence here but what about David Steinberg. Whoever thought he could make it as a leading man? His line readings lack inflection and his facial and body language are dull.

Unless you're curious to see the young Susan Sarandon there are many much better films in this genre.


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