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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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He was married, she was single . . . It was a case of unsynchronized passion [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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Comedy

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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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Trivia

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

Jason Carmichael: How do you feel?
Phoebe Craddock: Sleepy. Incredibly sleepy. Do you think that's the alcohol?
Jason Carmichael: Either that or the bananas.
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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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You Can't Leave Me, I've Named My Dog After You
17 October 2009 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this the same week that I saw Dudley Moore's other 1983 romantic comedy, "Love Sick". While I have to give the edge to Marshall Brickman's "Love Sick," this is also a sophisticated and easy-going comedy that delivers lots of smiles and a few good chuckles. Dudley Moore was only a leading man for 13 years (1979-1992) and starred in only 13 films. While I didn't care for his boozy millionaire in "Arthur" and "Arthur 2," I think his work in Blake Edwards "10" and "Micky and Maude" was excellent. He plays an average guy with a little bit of charm and intelligence very well. Here, he plays a playwright without a great deal of talent. He has to get by on the talent of his collaborators. Mary Steenburgen is the real standout in the movie. It may be her best performance. She works very well with Moore. Steenburgen is really more of a character actress and that is where she does her best work, see "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School." She really can't carry a movie as a lead, but here she plays straight man to Moore and the chemistry works. The story is about a man and a woman who should fall in love and get married, but their careers and lives force them out-of-sync, so they become friends instead. The movie isn't a laugh riot and it won't knock your socks off, but it is a sad/sweet two hours of mature and sophisticated banter.


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