Romantic Comedy

 (67)5.21 h 41 min1983PG
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.
Arthur Hiller
Dudley MooreMary Steenburgen
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4.4 out of 5 stars

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Deborah MarieReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
very disappointing
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I did not find this movie funny, only low class. the main star is getting married and falls in love with someone else on his wedding night. his new partner. as they start working together his wife gets pregnant, then another child. after a while he just starts committing adultery. I shut it off at this point. nothing funny about this movie. in fact, very sad and immoral.
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quietguy.Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
An enjoyable movie...
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... Made almost perfect by the two stars.

I envy Mr Danson because he has the perfect woman. I wish I could find my own Mary.
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JReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not great.
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Has some funny lines, and nice that it's not a straight comedy, and a bit more of a dramedy. But this is not a great movie.
F. Norman VickersReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Pleasant Playwright's Romp
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Dudley Moore and Ms. Steenburgen play their typical roles-- he the pleasant, rich drunk and she the shy, temperamental woman who has talent but can't quite get it all together. Moore, a successful playwright, is an a pleasant but loveless marriage. Ms. Steenburgen's character, a budding playwright is the "extra thumb" in Moore's life. It's a pleasant romp.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019
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reviewerReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
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TeenaReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great funny movie
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Luv this movie ever since it came out so just had to have it. Big fan of Mary and the late great Dudley!
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C.A. ArthurReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2006
3.0 out of 5 stars
A weak play becomes a movie
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This film is not as bad as Leonard Maltin claims, in his much-read movie book, but it does lack a lot, beginning with the script. 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.
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