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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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Noah Baumbach

Writer:

Noah Baumbach

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Lester Grimm, aka Vince
Annabella Sciorra ... Ramona Ray
Chris Eigeman ... Dashiell Frank
Carlos Jacott ... Vince, aka Leo
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Lucretia
Brian Kerwin ... Stephen
John Lehr ... Lint
Peter Bogdanovich ... Dr. Howard Poke
Vincent Polidoro Vincent Polidoro ... Young Lester Grimm
Yvette Brooks Grant Yvette Brooks Grant ... Paulina
Jose Soto Jose Soto ... Club Promoter
Delaine Yates ... Ariana
Nico Baumbach Nico Baumbach ... Ex-Boyfriend
Joel Kastelberg ... Curt (as Joel Castleberg)
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham ... Music Video Director
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Celos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,732, 7 June 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$287,752, 19 July 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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

Narrator: Lester gritted his teeth. Ramona had a life before him.
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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 »

Connections

References The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
Performed by Leonard Cohen
Written by Leonard Cohen
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Devoid of that annoying silliness
26 April 2001 | by jtur88See all my reviews

The downfall of nearly all comedies is that Silliness is so often used as a substitute for humor. In this film, I never felt embarrassed for any of the characters, who were allowed to seem like genuinely real people in the context of a genuinely humorous development. It was also literate, which was nice given the thread of narrative running through the thing. I felt that simply reading the script would have been a nice rainy-day read, but at the same time, the lines were not literarily pompous or turgid.

Altogether, this was not a great film---but nicely, nothing happened in it to make it a bad one, either. If you're fed up with variations on same-old-same-old, sit back and just let this film flow over you.


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