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Mr. Jealousy (1997)

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Lester is an occasional substitute teacher and he's very jealous. He is jealous about the last boyfriend of Lester's slightly wacky current partner Ramona - arrogant best-selling author ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramona Ray
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Dr. Howard Poke
Vincent Polidoro ...
Yvette Brooks Grant ...
Jose Soto ...
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Nico Baumbach ...
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Lester is an occasional substitute teacher and he's very jealous. He is jealous about the last boyfriend of Lester's slightly wacky current partner Ramona - arrogant best-selling author Dashiell. Lester joins Dashiell's therapy group under an alias to find out if Dashiell still has any feelings for her. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Celos  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$30,732 (USA) (5 June 1998)


$287,752 (USA) (17 July 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


On The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance marquee that appears in the film, a quote ("a classic") is attributed to G Brown. The critic in question is Georgia Brown, famed Village Voice film critic and mother of writer/director Noah Baumbach. See more »


Numerous occurrences. At one point, not only is the mike visible, the *boom* is visible. See more »


Guy at a party: Originally I was thinking she wasn't letting me come over because she was messy. Now I think it's because she's married.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits Lester, Vince and Lint are shown in an additional scene in the diner. They apparently have been playing dominos and Lint is somehow offended and is packing up his set while accusing Vince of still having a 20-sided die from their D&D days. See more »


References Sunrise (1927) See more »


Copenhagen Bike Lane
Performed by Big Joe
Written by Robert Een
Courtesy of Een Records
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Near Perfect
25 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you haven't seen this film yet, just wait a few minutes until IFC shows it again. They seem to like it there.

And me, I like it too. I find it to be a really smart, romantic and bittersweet film with a lot of funny moments and genuinely good acting. There is a certain pretentiousness, but it is self-effacing. Eigeman, for instance does a turn on his pompous shtick, adding subtle elements that make him a level-9 fop. Stoltz and Sciorra are perfect together. Jacott is hilarious in just about every scene he's in, particularly his wedding vows.

I like movies where the central conceit of the movie does not become the entire movie. Jealousy is a theme in Stoltz's character, but it is not all of what drives him, which I guess is why some people have a problem with the title. Similarly, the plot device of invading someone's therapy group would be used as an entire basis for farce in a less subtle director's hands. Here it is merely another hilarious bit of detail off of which branch many smaller truths.

For as much as IFC shows this, I can't stop watching it any time I begin.

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