An autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel. The Ephron character, Rachel is a food writer at... See full summary »
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Robert De Niro,
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An autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel. The Ephron character, Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after until she discovers that Mark is having an affair while she is waddling around with a second pregnancy. Written by
When Rachel begins a tape recording of her life with the baby, she identifies herself as "Rachel Samstat". There is no reason for her to use her maiden name, and in the rest of the movie she uses her married name. See more »
My wife's name was Kimberley. One of the first Kimberleys.
My husband had hamsters.
Not as a grownup you didn't. He had hamsters named Arnold and Shirley. And he was always whipping up little salads for them in the Slice-O-Matic and buying them extremely small sweaters at a pet boutique in Rego Park. Also, there was a certain amount of talking in squeaky voices.
Both of you?
Well, he was Arnold... and I was Shirley.
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I was expecting more of a drama than a comedy. Watching someone's life fall apart just isn't that funny. The only way you can really get any humour out of this is if the behaviour becomes too exaggerated, in a War of the Roses style... So the material was a bit of an uneasy blend, but having said that, Meryl and Jack are both such fine actors that the insight you get into pain from their faces alone is enough to compensate for some anaemic writing.
It's worth watching to see how two talented people take something ordinary and make a little bit of gold from it.
There is a flavour of bitterness here that Ephron has since tossed away for more commercial and uplifting formula. When working with performers who find themselves more at home in a light and breezy milieu, perhaps Ephron was wise to make the change. The two actors make this what it is.
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