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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

Lester: I'll bet my writing's more of a voice of our generation than his.
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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 »

Soundtracks

Jules Et Jim
Music by Georges Delerue
Editions Musicales Tutti
Published by Warner Chappell France
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Enjoyable Romantic Comedy
20 November 1999 | by gbheronSee 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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