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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

PG | | Comedy | 16 July 1982 (USA)
A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.

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Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their various emotional, intellectual and sexual entanglements, loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's 'Smiles of a Summer Night' . Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Six characters in search of love [Video]

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Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend:

$2,514,478 (USA) (18 July 1982)

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$9,077,269 (USA)
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The name of both the book and the academic discipline that Leopold (José Ferrer) wrote and subscribed to was "Conceptual Pragmatism". See more »

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About thirteen minutes into the movie, a crew member is visible crouched by a tree, as a deer runs through the woods. See more »

Quotes

Andrew: When are you gonna grow up? You're like one of those creatures in Greek mythology who's half-goat.
Andrew: I didn't lie. I wasn't lying, Adrian. I was not lying. Do you want to know why I lied?
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References Rashômon (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 3 (Scottish) in A Minor
(1842)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Mendelssohn)
Performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic (as New York Philharmonic Orchestra)
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Perhaps lesser known, but not lesser quality woody film
19 March 2000 | by (Bellevue, Washington) – See all my reviews

Almost a hidden gem, except that no one has an excuse for not knowing about any Woody film. The cast is delightful. Every line of dialog is laced with wit and humor. No New York angst here, just the usual relationship muddle, mixed with the usual existential questions of the the meaning of love and life and ...

Not a message movie. As the title indicates, the point of all this is comedy. My favorite bit, which didn't make it into the quotes section goes something like this:

<Andrew is hovering outside Maxwell's window in his self-propelled helicopter>

Maxwell: Andrew! What do you think you're doing?

Andrew: Its an invention of mine. I think I've got most of the bugs worked out. What do you think?

Maxwell: Andrew, don't be silly. You can't fly.

Andrew: I can't?

Maxwell: Of course not! You're a mammal!

Andrew: Oh.

<Andrew crashes to ground>

Tony Roberts is the perfect straight man. Its a pity that Woody hasn't used him in some of his later films. This is one of those handful of films that can be watched over and over again. One to own. Sadly, this (and several other Woody masterpieces) are out of print.


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