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Mr. Jealousy (1997)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 5 June 1998 (USA)
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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Ariana
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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5 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Mr. Celos  »

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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: What do you teach?
Lester: A lot of things... I'm a sub actually.
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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 The Rules of the Game (1939) See more »

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Copenhagen Bike Lane
Performed by Big Joe
Written by Robert Een
Courtesy of Een Records
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Enjoyable Romantic Comedy
20 November 1999 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

MR. JEALOUSY doesn't aspire to greatness; just a small, quirky, romantic comedy. To this end it succeeds. Set in Manhattan, Eric Stoltz plays a young thirty-something wannabe writer earning a living as a substitute teacher. Annabella Sciorra plays his girlfriend, and they are falling in love with one another. Eric's problem is that he is pathologically jealous and is being eaten away by thoughts of one of her earlier lovers who is now a successful writer. So obsessed is Eric that he joins the ex-boyfriend's group therapy session under the guise of his best friend. And far from being irate, the friend begins to dig on this, receiving therapy vicariously through Eric.

Of course the whole shebang unravels and...well that's the movie. As far as 'date' movies go, this is better than most and is heartily recommended for the guys when the lady wants this kind of movie brought home.


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