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Funny About Love (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 September 1990 (USA)
When Duffy Bergman, a New York cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry -- yet love alone isn't enough to make them happy. Meg decides ... See full summary »

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Duffy Bergman
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Meg Lloyd Bergman
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Daphne
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E.T
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Hugo
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Adele
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Claire
Jean De Baer ...
Vivian
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Dr. Benjamin
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Redhead
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Nurse
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Nurse Nancy
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Roger (as Robert Groman)
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Jake
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Ellis Hayden
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When Duffy Bergman, a New York cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry -- yet love alone isn't enough to make them happy. Meg decides she wants to have a baby, a goal that initially makes Duffy frantic, but soon becomes his most important desire as well. When they are unable to have a baby, Meg begins concentrating on her career and the two slowly drift apart -- eventually separating. Later, when Duffy is speaking at a convention of the Delta Gamma sorority, he reveals that the Delta Gamma girls have always been his dream girls -- his Love Goddesses. There he meets the young and uninhibited Delta Gamma girl, Daphne Delillo. When Daphne moves to New York to work as a network sports reporter, their mutual attraction and Daphne's spontaneity spark an adventurous new relationship for Duffy. Now Duffy must decide which is more valuable to him -- the relationship he has given up, or the relationship he has always dreamed of having. Written by Anonymous

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Everyone has a biological clock. Duffy Bergman's is about to go off. See more »

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$8,141,292 (USA)
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Penultimate cinema movie directed by Leonard Nimoy. See more »

Quotes

Waiter: He hates the coffee!
Duffy Bergman: No! the coughing! I hate all the coughing!
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References Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) See more »

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De Miei Bollenti Spiriti
from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
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"Funny" as in "strange"
11 November 2011 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Several years after directing "Funny About Love", director Leonard Nimoy admitted that making this movie was a mistake, and put the blame on the script. To a degree, Nimoy was correct. The writing found in this movie is truly bizarre at times. Throughout, characters spout out deranged dialogue that no human being with a reasonable amount of intelligence would say. Also, big chunks of time seem to be missing. For example, when Wilder's character and his wife have their first argument, in the next scene she is packing her bags and planning divorce - huh? I don't know if that's how it was written, or if the editing removed some scenes, but the movie is missing important information.

While most of the blame is with the script (and possibly with the editing), Nimoy has to share some blame for the performances of his actors. More often than not, Nimoy has his cast acting in a very broad manner that makes the deranged dialogue they speak even worse-sounding.

As I indicated in the summary line, this movie is more strange than funny.


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