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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 ...
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TV Reporter
Brass Adams ...
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Stephen Roberts ...
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Santos Morales ...
Bus Boy
Fran Bennett ...
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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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Romantic Comedy!  »

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$5,100,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

Phoebe Craddock: I wish I could think of a response to that, but right now I'm in the middle of a hot flash!
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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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A prolonged but wonderful story of collaboration!
13 June 2016 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

The film consists of more than two hours of a couple of writers, somehow in love with each other but unable or unwilling to marry, fussing, fighting, and shouting. And in the end, even though their sexual escapade proved less than thrilling, they end in a clinch on a couch. Happing ending. The film is not very romantic and certainly isn't funny. The moral dimensions of the script are wholly secular and consistently depressing. Marriage and children are nothing when compared to sexual urges, booze, and fame.

But there are some good lines in places. And the acting is superb. Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen are something to behold. The music is above average, and Arthur Hiller displays his usual excellence as a director. But even the stars of the film were unable to put life into a lame script that is at least 30 minutes too long.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.


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