Robert Cole, a film editor, is constantly breaking up with and reconciling with long-suffering girl friend Mary Harvard, who works at a bank. He is irrationally jealous and self-centered, while Mary has been too willing to let him get away with his disruptive antics. Can they learn to live with each other? Can they learn to live without each other? The movie also provides insight into film editing as Robert and co-worker Jay work on their current project, a cheesy sci-fi movie. —IMDb
Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, comedian and director. He received an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for his role in Broadcast News.
Brooks attended Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, but dropped out after one year to focus on his comedy career. He changed his surname from Einstein (to avoid confusion with the famous physicist) and began a stand-up comedy career that quickly made him a regular on variety and talk shows during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Brooks led a new generation of self-reflective baby-boomer comics appearing on NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. His onstage persona, that of an egotistical, narcissistic, nervous comic, an ironic showbiz insider who punctured himself before an audience by disassembling his mastery of comedic stagecraft, influenced other ’70s post-modern comedians, including Steve Martin, Martin Mull and Andy Kaufman.
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No habria equivocación en pensar a Modern Romance como la "Annie Hall" de la década de los 80's. Aún siendo de 1981, esta obra maestra de Brooks puede equipararse a la de WA por el hecho de que ambas se erigen como las perfectas representaciones de la neurótica imposibilidad de concretar el amor entre dos. Los primeros 40 min. de esta película son inquietos, melancólicos y desesperantes, tal como lo fueron los 80's.
I just wish Mary had been more active/less of a cliche or Robert's psychosis had been more obvious to everyone else. I feel like the tone should have been more biting/satirical. However, the commentary on filmmaking was on point. "You might be right, but do it the other way."
In the Margin is a new column where Ignatiy Vishnevetsky tries to make sense of the what's going on with cinema this week. *** It used to
An immaculate realization of clichés, a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit transmuted into a low-stakes male weepie, a bunch of college-movie