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Romantic Comedy (1983)

PG | | Comedy | 7 October 1983 (USA)
Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writers:

Bernard Slade (play), Bernard Slade (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Jason
Mary Steenburgen ... Phoebe
Frances Sternhagen ... Blanche
Janet Eilber ... Allison
Robyn Douglass ... Kate
Ron Leibman ... Leo
Rozsika Halmos ... Maid
Alexander Lockwood Alexander Lockwood ... Minister
Erica Hiller Erica Hiller ... Young Woman
Sean Patrick Guérin Sean Patrick Guérin ... Timmy (6)
Dick Wieand ... TV Reporter
Brass Adams Brass Adams ... Bartender
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Maitre D'
Santos Morales Santos Morales ... Bus Boy
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ... Doctor #1
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Storyline

Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.

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Taglines:

When he was married, she was single . . . and when she was married he was single. They were victims of unsynchronized passion. [Australia Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romantic Comedy! See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,366,025, 10 October 1983

Gross USA:

$6,857,733

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,857,733
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Stereo (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was during the Broadway run of this play that Mia Farrow met and began seeing Woody Allen. See more »

Goofs

You have Leo's last name listed as Janowitz. In the film, he is called Leo Jessop. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe Craddock: Do you love her, Jason?
Jason Carmichael: Love her? I can't even hear her from the balcony!
Phoebe Craddock: Then why?
Jason Carmichael: Christ! Don't you understand anything about sex?
Phoebe Craddock: Apparently not.
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Soundtracks

Maybe
Written by Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach
Performed by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
Produced by Carole Bayer Sager
(P) 1983 Capitol Records Inc.
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A prolonged but wonderful story of collaboration!
13 June 2016 | by pzivojinovicSee all my reviews

The film consists of more than two hours of a couple of writers, somehow in love with each other but unable or unwilling to marry, fussing, fighting, and shouting. And in the end, even though their sexual escapade proved less than thrilling, they end in a clinch on a couch. Happing ending. The film is not very romantic and certainly isn't funny. The moral dimensions of the script are wholly secular and consistently depressing. Marriage and children are nothing when compared to sexual urges, booze, and fame.

But there are some good lines in places. And the acting is superb. Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen are something to behold. The music is above average, and Arthur Hiller displays his usual excellence as a director. But even the stars of the film were unable to put life into a lame script that is at least 30 minutes too long.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.


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