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Mr. Jealousy (1997)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  5 June 1998 (USA)
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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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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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5 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Celos  »

Box Office

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

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

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ramona: Are you using my behavior with you against me?
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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 »

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References Sunrise (1927) See more »

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View From the Pool
Performed by Big Joe
Written by Robert Een
Courtesy of Een Records
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Noah's Art
19 May 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Perennially jealous Eric Stoltz (as Lester Grimm) is an aspiring writer and substitute teacher. He finally meets the right woman – Brooklyn art museum tour guide Annabella Sciorra (as Ramona Ray). She's a little clumsy, but very pretty. They make a great couple, but Mr. Stoltz is unnaturally jealous of Ms. Sciorra's old boyfriends – especially successful writer Chris Eigeman (as Dashiell Frank). To learn more about the man, Stoltz joins Mr. Eigeman's group therapy, posing as his friend Carlos Jacott (as Vince). They become friends. Further complicating matters, Mr. Jacott joins the group posing as another character. Although they pretend to be each other, "Vince" and "Leo" contribute nicely...

This story of relationships and jealousy is largely the work of writer/director Noah Baumbach. Characters are very well-played, but we do not care about their pairings. Stoltz could have hooked up with Marianne Jean-Baptiste (as Lucretia) or John Lehr (as Lint) for all it mattered. "Lint" had no luck, but he showed everyone's name pointed to their purpose. Director Peter Bogdanovich appropriately appears as "Dr. Poke". Narration seemingly inspired by Woody Allen and/or Francois Truffaut is a dead weight on the proceedings, but soundtrack music by Dean Wareham and Luna helps. Obviously skilled, Mr. Baumbach has succeeded in making a good film – but, one that it's difficult to like.

***** Mr. Jealousy (9/11/97) Noah Baumbach ~ Eric Stoltz, Annabella Sciorra, Chris Eigeman, Carlos Jacott


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