She's a magazine writer who gives up her career for love and family. He's a playboy newspaper columnist who can't quite give up his old tricks. And if that combination doesn't give a relationship Heartburn, nothing will.
An autobiographical look at the break-up of Screenwriter Nora Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel. The Ephron character, Rachel Samstat (Meryl Streep), is a food writer at a New York City magazine who meets Washington, D.C. columnist Mark Forman (Jack Nicholson) at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after until she discovers that Mark is having an affair while she is waddling around with a second pregnancy.Written by
The lead character, based on famous Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, is named Mark Forman. Although at the time this was a secret supposedly known only to Bernstein and his collaborator Bob Woodward, the real name of "Deep Throat", the journalists' principal informant of the Watergate affair, was Mark Felt. See more »
After saying she was making a key lime pie for dinner, Rachel is seen at a produce dept buying regular limes, rather than key limes. See more »
[taking a very pregnant Rachel to the hospital]
Just keep breathing, you can do it.
I don't want to do it, honey. Can't we get somebody else to do it?
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