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Heartburn (1986)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 July 1986 (USA)
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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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 Lisa Todorovich

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Sex... Love... Marriage. Some people don't know when to quit! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Sodbrennen  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,314,289 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was made and released about three years after its source novel of the same name by Nora Ephron had been first published in 1983. Ephron also penned the script for the picture. See more »

Goofs

After saying she was making a key lime pie for dinner, Rachel is seen at a produce dept buying regular limes, rather than key limes. See more »

Quotes

Mark Forman: My wife's name was Kimberley. One of the first Kimberleys.
Rachel Samstat: My husband had hamsters.
Mark Forman: Me too.
Rachel Samstat: 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.
Mark Forman: Both of you?
Rachel Samstat: Well, he was Arnold... and I was Shirley.
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Referenced in 500 Questions: Episode #2.1 (2016) See more »

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Coming Around Again
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Carly Simon
[Heard over the end credits]
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1986, a vintage year for things in general
22 September 2015 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

i've got an option facing me of moving my mouse along an array of ten stars that will as intended accurately describe my emotional and critical response to this film. so i'll save myself the trouble of nitpicking and bitshing about this and that and give it a straight ten.

a vintage '80's movie , with scenes of eastern airlines and such , and a very nice closing scene of an eal dc-9 taking off whafting behind it a trail of burnt oil , to the soundtrack of carly simon's itchy bitchy spider (someone said joni mitchell, probably still under the influence of '60's acid). some movies you remember by little things like these - they have no direct influence on plot or screenplay, and yet they're worth gold , a photoflick you'll treasure. 1986 was a good year , and this film has an almost documentary value for those who appreciate the vintage.


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