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Almost You (1985)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 29 March 1985 (USA)
Alex and Erica Boyer's marriage is in a crisis: job and wife bore Alex. When Erica has an accident that has her staying in a wheel chair for some time, it changes their life: Alex meets ... See full summary »

Director:

Adam Brooks

Writers:

Adam Brooks (story), Mark Horowitz
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Adams ... Erica Boyer
Griffin Dunne ... Alex Boyer
Karen Young ... Lisa Willoughby
Marty Watt ... Kevin Danzig
Christine Estabrook ... Maggie
Josh Mostel ... David
Laura Dean ... Jeannie
Dana Delany ... Susan McCall
Miguel Pinero Miguel Pinero ... Ralph
Joe Silver ... Uncle Stu
Joe Leon Joe Leon ... Uncle Mel
Daryl Edwards ... Sal
Spalding Gray ... Travel agent
Suzzy Roche Suzzy Roche ... Receptionist
Stephen Strimpell Stephen Strimpell ... Lecturer (as Steven Strimpell)
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Storyline

Alex and Erica Boyer's marriage is in a crisis: job and wife bore Alex. When Erica has an accident that has her staying in a wheel chair for some time, it changes their life: Alex meets Erica's young therapy assistant Lisa and gets the idea that she'd be the end of his boredom and he could start over with her. However Lisa's boyfriend feels what's going on and isn't idle. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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marriage | new york city | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Yorkin hupsut See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$95,000
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Alternate Versions

Original version was 110 minutes long but was cut to 96 minutes after the premiere. See more »

Soundtracks

Closer to Near Than Far
Music by Jonathan Elias
Lyrics by Marty Watt
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accurate, cynical dialog
31 August 2005 | by tobiasnSee all my reviews

I lived for awhile in NYC, and I liked this movie.

I spent some part of my life in virtually identical apartments. So maybe I am just being nostalgic. But watching this, I really felt like the people were much like real people I have known.

One thing I am sure of is the dialog is terrific. For instance when one character asked 'what do you do?' and got the reply, 'I am an actor' she immediately followed this up with: 'Oh, what restaurant?'.

At this stage in my life I prefer this to anything Woody Allen has done (or for that matter the two Edward Burns' movies I have seen).

Yes, the characters sit around drinking wine, and making small talk. And, yes, the lead is irresponsible, and feels far too sorry for himself. But the movie is really about the various women's perception of the lead, about their experience of him. Which makes it darkly amusing, and happily so not in the Allenesque, narcissist, self-deprecating style. The lead is a clown, but we aren't pressured to feel sorry for him. At all.


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