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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lester Grimm, aka Vince
... Ramona Ray
... Dashiell Frank
... Vince, aka Leo
... Lucretia
... Stephen
... Lint
... Dr. Howard Poke
Vincent Polidoro ... Young Lester Grimm
Yvette Brooks Grant ... Paulina
Jose Soto ... Club Promoter
... Ariana
Nico Baumbach ... Ex-Boyfriend
... Curt (as Joel Castleberg)
Dean Wareham ... Music Video Director
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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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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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5 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Celos  »

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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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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

Lint: It's fun just to follow people sometimes. Anyone.
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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 »

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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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Offbeat and thoughtful, this film may, nevertheless, lose viewers with its slow delivery
5 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Lester (Eric Stolz) has a new girlfriend in Ramona (Annabella Sciorra). She is a beautiful lady, with a swell job in a Brooklyn museum, and she is continuing work on a graduate degree at Columbia. Substitute teacher Lester, however, is obsessed with Ramona's past relationships. He was burned by a couple of former girlfriends and fidelity is paramount to him. When Ramona actually gives Lester a book to read, written by a former boyfriend, Lester is stunned. Not long after this, Lester stumbles upon the nouveau-celebrity author at a therapy group. Ah ha! If Lester assumes an alias and becomes part of the group, he has a chance to find out more about Ramona's past and her predilections for loyalty. Yet, even as Lester discovers revelations about his new girlfriend, he may be endangering his own chance of survival with Ramona, by not living in the present alone. Should he continue? This film has an offbeat charm that makes it attractive. The script is thoughtful, clever, and original, daring the viewer to listen closely to every word and idea presented. The actors, in addition to the two stars, are very fine, with Chris Eigeman giving a nice turn as the newly famous author, and Bridget Fonda, Peter Bogdanovich, and others on hand to help out in a big way. The costumes are attractive and the NYC setting always a winner. However, this is not the typical romcom by any means. It has a slower pace and its commitment to dialogue over action makes it a hard sell for the ADD crowd. This said, do catch Mr. Jealousy at your earliest opportunity, if you like to vary your viewing habits. Here is one movie that offers charm and intelligence without losing its own unique identity.


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