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Romantic Comedy (1983)

PG | | Comedy | 7 October 1983 (USA)
Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.

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Jason Carmichael
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Phoebe Craddock
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Blanche Dailey
Janet Eilber ...
Allison St. James
Robyn Douglass ...
Kate Mallory
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Leo
Rozsika Halmos ...
Maid
Alexander Lockwood ...
The Minister
Erica Hiller ...
Young Woman
Sean Patrick Guérin ...
Timmy (6)
Dick Wieand ...
TV Reporter
Brass Adams ...
Bartender
Stephen Roberts ...
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Santos Morales ...
Bus Boy
Fran Bennett ...
Doctor #1
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Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.

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Only two things can screw up their relationship. He's one. She's the other. See more »

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7 October 1983 (USA)  »

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Romantic Comedy!  »

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$5,100,000 (USA)
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Micheal Caine was originally offered the stage role of Jason Carmicheal, but he insisted on the contract guaranteeing him the film role as well. The part went to Anthony Perkins. See more »

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You have Leo's last name listed as Janowitz. In the film, he is called Leo Jessop. See more »

Quotes

Blanche Dailey: What about you, my love? Are you going to marry that nice young man?
Phoebe Craddock: Well, I've gone from no to perhaps but I'm not fooling anyone. Not even myself.
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Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch
Performed by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
Produced by Carole Bayer Sager
(P) 1983 Capitol Records Inc.
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"Is getting drunk the answer?.... No, but it makes you forget the question"
24 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story involves Jason (Moore) and Phoebe (Steenburgen) as a couple of Broadway playwrights who collaborate on some hits and a few misses, while trying to overlook the fact that they have fallen in love at first sight. The following dialog i really liked and I really had my hopes up for this being an interesting film. He interviews her for potential partnership. Jason: "I have some questions Ms. Craddock do plan on getting married?

Phoebe: Eventually

Jason: That's not good enough.

Phoebe: I'm sorry I didn't know this was an exam.

Jason: The point is I don't wan't to invest in a partnership and then suddenly have you get the urge to become a nursing mother.

Phoebe: I see.

Jason: No you don't! You don't know a damn thing about the Theatre! The working conditions are intolerable the people you have to deal with are ego-centric maniacs and its filled with rejections on every level. When you're writing comedy the opposite of success isn't failure it's embarrassment and it's very public Ms.Craddock, they write HEADLINES".

Rooted firmly in the early-1980's comedy mindset of "divorce plus adultery plus Dudley Moore equals entertainment," The two leads spark little chemistry together, Romantic Comedy is neither romantic nor comedic, but I give it 5 out of 10 only because Dudly Moore and Mary Steenburgen ARE good actors and fun to watch despite the weak plot.


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