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The Marrying Man (1991)

Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to... See full summary »

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Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to marry each other. Charley was going to marry his girlfriend but when she finds out about him and Vicki, she leaves him. And Vicki doesn't seem to be his kind of woman at all... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Every man has a weakness. For millionaire Charley Pearl she's blonde, beautiful and loves to say "YES" See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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5 April 1991 (USA)  »

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Too Hot to Handle  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,454,768 (USA)
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This film was inspired by a true story. Writer Neil Simon heard about the stormy relationship between shoe millionaire Harry Karl and starlet Marie McDonald (nicknamed "The Body") and then wrote this script. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, in the scene with the taxi cab, on close-ups the car has checkered stripe and on general view there is no checkered stripe. See more »

Quotes

Vicki Anderson: Shut up, Charley! Just shut up!
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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YARDBIRD SUITE
Written by Charlie Parker
Performed by Charlie Parker
Courtesy of Slash Records
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A fairy tale with beautiful people, great music, stylish atmosphere, clever dialogues, good humor and adult problems
26 December 2014 | by (Ukraine) – See all my reviews

It is difficult to review "movies of childhood" - on the one hand, in the memory preserved delight from seeing it two decades ago; on the other hand, you know that you have changed and what was once so loved, now may be disappointing. Moreover, if you read devastating criticism on IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes and paid attention to the movie's low rating and its failure at the box office, you'll seriously doubt the wisdom of messing up vivid impressions of childhood.

But here you have had a free time, and while not expecting anything special, except for the romantic comedy with still young Baldwin and Basinger, you launched The Marrying Man.

Then unexpectedly, in addition to the fun romantic story, you find clever humor and excellent Neil Simon's dialogues, psychologically credible analysis of the problems in the relationship, beautiful songs of the 1950s performed by Kim and perfectly conveyed elegance of the "golden age."

Although "The Marrying Man" in its own is a fairy-tale (probably because of this you've fell in love with this movie as a child), it is absolutely not for children. The movie's fabulousness, imperceptibly "catchy" to many is apparently equally repulsive to others. This fabulousness manifested not only in the glamorous beauty of Baldwin- Basinger pair, but also in the inescapable optimistic narrative, desire and ability of the main protagonists to forgive and to give each other more and more chances despite appearing would be hopelessly damaged relationship. Of course, in real life it seems unreal. And if it happens, it is extremely rare. But many would like to believe in a fabulous chance to correct the irreparable: to return passion, which was extinguished in the routine of life and to restore marriage, ruined by husband's workaholism and negligence; to start over, and fall into another flaw when husband loses his self-esteem, when recriminations and resentment for lost opportunities seem insurmountable; still to forgive and to try again, from the scratch, taking into account all the experienced mistakes - with mutual respect, love and support. And characters are giving these forgiveness and new opportunities to each other - a fairy tale, in which you secretly want to believe.

In this fairy tale with beautiful people, great music, stylish atmosphere, clever dialogues, good humor and adult problems, protagonists, despite all of life's disasters and deep resentment, still eager to find mutual support and love, friends remain loyal, and the story's end, as a reward for all experienced, is optimistic. The Marrying Man - a good movie for those who have not forgotten how to believe in the beautiful fairy tales.

10 out of 10


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