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Modern Romance(1981)

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  • modern romance

    • kevin sellers
    • 12/25/17

    If you are, like me, a fan of dark, edgy laughter you've come to the right place. Acute examination of an insecure, jealous narcissistic man and an equally pathological, passive/ aggressive woman (with emphasis on the passive) along with just enough hilarious moments to make the whole noxious brew go down easy, this has to rank, along with "Lost In America," as Brooks' finest work and one of the top twenty comedies of the 80s (along with "America"). Give it an A.

  • One of the best Porsche movies ever made...

    • Lou
    • 12/19/17

    Overall, you can feel the angst and pain Albert Brooks' lead character, Robert Cole, feels, and it's funny...at first. However, after a while, you just begin to dislike him and are confounded by Mary's tolerance of his obsessive behavior. Maybe it's because we're looking back 35 years and our culture, now, recognizes the scariness of his stalking and intense denial of culpability...His friend--played marvelously by Bruno Kirby--although an enabler, is fabulously fluid and a master at placating his friend while avoiding any serious involvement, and still getting work out of him! My favorite scene--other than the gorgeous Kathryn Harrold's brief flash getting into bed!--is the one in the mixing room, where the extremely tolerant sound engineers dryly follow the literal directions of Brooks' and Kirby's "genius" and deadpan, "I think you saved the picture". The most memorable character and, gloriously, the most prominent actor in the film is the beautiful silver Porsche 911, which appears in nearly every cut-scene and performs flawlessly. I think there is more screen time for this car than for any other actor other than Brooks himself. The only other movie with so much Porsche is probably Steve McQueen's "Le Mans"! For this last aspect of the movie, I TRULY thank Mr. Brooks; I might just purchase the movie so I can skip everything else and watch the stunning automobile. I kinda liked the movie, but it just plops at the end, with a little attempt to make you smile "of course" at the scrolling epilogue. Nice try.

  • he will never walk alone.

    • a.morris
    • 12/18/17

    albert brooks would have made a fortune at universal studios. they could have filmed him being chased by angry film fans for the monster they thought he was.

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