Jake is a writer. He is married to Maggie, but his marriage is in trouble. He cannot stop thinking about other women in his life, characters he invents conversations with. He is constantly talking to: his deceased wife Julie, his daughter Molly, his sister Karen, and his psychiatrist Edith. All he does is have imaginary conversations with real people that are at the moment out of his life. Maggie cannot stand his mind wandering off all the time and decides to separate for six months and at the end of six months they will decide whether or not to remain together. Jake has a few girl friends, but spends the six months, while waiting for Maggie, only talking to these imaginary people, and a few times to real people.
Rosemea D.S. MacPherson
Did You Know?
This tele-movie was made and released about four years after its source play of the same name by Neil Simon
was first performed in 1992. The Broadway production of "Jake's Women" opened at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York on 24th March 1992 and ran for 245 performances until the 25th October 1992. Joyce Van Patten
and Alan Alda
reprized their stage roles in this filmed version, the latter had been Best Actor Tony Award nominated for his Broadway performance. The play's setting is described in the play's intro as being "In Jake's apartment in Soho and in his mind". See more
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