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Heartburn (1986)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 July 1986 (USA)
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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... 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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25 July 1986 (USA)  »

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A Difícil Arte de Amar  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,314,289 (USA)
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The character Mark Forman (Jack Nicholson is based on reporter Carl Bernstein. The actual Bernstein was played by Dustin Hoffman in All the President's Men (1976). Hoffman and Meryl Streep also played a divorcing couple in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). See more »

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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 »

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Mark Forman: [taking a very pregnant Rachel to the hospital] Just keep breathing, you can do it.
Rachel Samstat: [panting] I don't want to do it, honey. Can't we get somebody else to do it?
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References An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) See more »

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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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Oscar winners galore!
12 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I watch a movie I always find myself looking at the number of Oscar winners, for acting & directing, are in the movie. The Oscar winners could be for performances either prior to or subsequent to their performance in the movie I'm watching. This one features Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Mercedes Ruehl, Maureen Stapleton, Kevin Spacey, Milos Forman [acting not directing] and Mike Nichols. Just goes to show that outstanding actors and directors need a good story and/or script to make a good movie. Although Nora Ephron has been nominated for 3 Oscars for screenplays she has written, this one just didn't do it for me and, from the tone of most of the comments, for many other people. Of course, I'd enjoy watching Streep & Nicholson reading the phonebook.


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