Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead. Her rich father is less than keen and lets everyone – including Lenny – know that he hates everything about him and the way he is going on. —IMDb
Best known as one half of the famed Nichols and May standup comedy team, Elaine May also carved out successful careers as an actress, writer, and director. Born April 21, 1932, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Yiddish theatrical actor Jack Berlin and as a child occasionally performed with him on-stage. While still in her teens, she was married and divorced, giving birth in 1949 to daughter Jeannie Berlin. May later went on to study method acting under the tutelage of actress Maria Ouspenskaya before relocating to the Midwest to attend the University of Chicago; there she first encountered fellow student Mike Nichols, harshly criticizing his performance in a production of Miss Julie. They met again in 1955 when both joined the Compass Players improvisational ensemble, a group of Chicago-based satirical players which also included up-and-comers Alan Arkin and Shelley Berman.
After the Compass Players disbanded in 1957, Nichols and May continued on as a team; developing… read more
Almost impossible not to laugh while cringing at Charles Grodin's ridiculous shenanigans. He's perfect in a perfect role (for him). J.Berlin is hysterical
Another disappointment a la (the superior) Goodbye, Columbus and yet another film supposedly as good as The Graduate. Some nice sun-burned photography here, but not enough to save the silliness. Grodin borders on a sub-par Steve Martin and is totally unsympathetic. After this and Mickey and Nicky. I've given up on Elaine May.