MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,633 this week

A Man in Love (1987)
"Un homme amoureux" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  September 1987 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 382 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 7 critic

An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship.

Director:

Writers:

(script adaptation), (script adaptation)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 02 Mar 2011
 
a list of 19 titles
created 23 Nov 2013
 
a list of 134 titles
created 08 Dec 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Feb 2014
 
a list of 39 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Man in Love" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Man in Love (1987)

A Man in Love (1987) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Man in Love.
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The life and death of the "Playboy" centerfold model/actress Dorothy Stratten.

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Weitz, Robert Reed
C'est la vie (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Julie Bataille, Richard Berry
Desire (1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Birkin
Stars: Greta Scacchi, Vincent D'Onofrio, Anaïs Jeanneret
Perfect (1985)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

Director: James Bridges
Stars: John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ramey Ellis
Mother's Boys (1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jude Madigan abandons her husband Robert and her three sons without any explanation. Three years later Jude inexplicably returns to reunite her family. However Robert and his new lover ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Simoneau
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lola is an independent woman, a professional writer with 2 men on a string. Both men are married with children. When the men, and Lola, face having to make choices, Lola's comfortable life ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Bernard Giraudeau, Hippolyte Girardot
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A little league player named Chuck refuses to ever pitch again until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Basketball star "Amazing Grace" Smith follows the boy's example, and starts a trend.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Dean Alexander
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young
Stars: Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis
Queens Logic (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, John Malkovich
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Elise Caron, François Cluzet, Philippe Lebas
À la folie (1994)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Alice is a promising young artist in Paris. Her boyfriend Franck, a boxer, has just moved in to her attic flat. Then her sister Elsa, a bored housewife, leaves her unfaithful husband Thomas... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Anne Parillaud, Béatrice Dalle, Patrick Aurignac
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

After reading his brother Alberto's autobiographical book in which he accuses him of blatant cynicism and treason, TV reality producer Raphaël decides to invite him and all the gang of ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Steve Elliott
...
Jane Steiner
...
Susan Elliott
...
Julia Steiner
...
Michael Pozner
John Berry ...
Harry Steiner
...
Bruno Schlosser
Jean Pigozzi ...
Dante Pizani
Elia Katz ...
Sam
Constantin Alexandrov ...
De Vitta
Jean-Claude de Goros ...
Sandro
Michele Melega ...
Paolo
Jole Silvani ...
Olga
Jean-Marc Bihour ...
La Veillee Actor
Jérôme Deschamps ...
La Veillee Actor
Edit

Storyline

An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Man in Love  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$949,451 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cinema release)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Opening film at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Connections

Features Key Largo (1948) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
pillow talk is not a "lesbian love scene"
6 January 2009 | by (SoCal, USA) – See all my reviews

First of all, seeing the fuss of over post-coital fantasy pillow talk being such the focus of the discussion of this film is disturbing. There IS no "lesbian love scene". There are NO scenes of sex between two women. Jane simply describes a fantasy encounter, even editing it to his wishes, to her man. It's pillow talk. Anyone renting this for such a scene will be greatly disappointed. Okay, there's some nudity; but this isn't soft core porn. It isn't even Nine and a Half Weeks. The sex scenes are far more subtle; no humping, sorry. I don't see how anyone with realistic expectations could possibly be disappointed. It's a delightful, realistic romance.

A married man falls in love with a younger woman; who happens to be an ingénue, his love interest in the film of which he's the star. Coyote plays to perfection "The American Movie Star" filming in Europe. Set in spectacular locales, it's more than a love story between the two principal characters. It's a love story showing the director's love of the locations where it was filmed. This; and relating with the storyline of a European love affair, is what makes this one of my all time favorite films. Who could possibly complain about the music by the genius that was Georges Delerue? (the sole 80's synth-pop track aside)

And to the previous poster "wondering what Kurys was thinking" - a little research will divulge the film's semi-autobiographical nature. Look up Kurys' listing here, in her earlier years. You'll find where she worked on a film with a popular American actor (not his costar as in this film, but it's obvious enough). She wasn't just "thinking" - the fact that this is a bit of memoir makes it all that much more endearing.

This is one of the most highly UNDER rated films of all time, as underrated as Coyote is actor. But expect a romantic film (by all definitions) and watch it for what it's worth - there is beauty in its simplicity.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
dvd nono64
Discuss A Man in Love (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?