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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Modern Romance

    Surprisingly disturbing viewing. There is a knowingness to Brooks's approach and the conceit of an editor treating his life and others like his work is clever. His portrayal of jealousy and narcissism is both funny and discomfiting. However, the objectified position of Mary seems less than fully thought through and by the end the sexual politics leave a very unpleasant taste - more so than I suspect Brooks intended.

  2. irenemontero's rating of the film Modern Romance

    Obnoxious main character in a film that has aged poorly. This is not a film about love, but about a stupid, self-absorbed man with no redeeming features and his relationship of obsession and possession with his on-and-off girlfriend. The story and the female character lack any depth, and there is a repetition of sexist clichés and dangerous attitudes towards women, which make the film impossible to like nowadays.

  3. Ramzi's rating of the film Modern Romance

    Funny, but never really gets going

  4. sizelando's rating of the film Modern Romance

    A short, honest, passionate movie. Characterful and funny.

  5. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film Modern Romance

    Kramer versus Kramer with a tinge of humor.

  6. Mark Garrett's rating of the film Modern Romance

  7. Steve G.'s rating of the film Modern Romance

    Just what Berberian Sound Studio was lacking - The Incredible Hulk.

  8. miles's rating of the film Modern Romance

    This was an odd one, I liked it.

  9. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Modern Romance

    A fairly amusing romantic comedy starring Albert Brooks (who also directed and co-wrote the thing). Things start to get more amusing as the film plays out and viewers watch the lead character repeating the same mistakes over and over, thanks to his insecurity and paranoia.

  10. Superfrog's rating of the film Modern Romance

    Terminally possessive insecure film technician with 'love' justified psychopathy annoys woman with poor communication skills for 100 minutes of my time that will not get back. The end credits are good. Some kind of less interesting Woody Allen

  11. Emmy Mac's rating of the film Modern Romance

    2.75 Ths stars are for the painfully relatable hilarity in the detail of Brook's solo scenes post break up; Mum calling instead of your ex, songs on the radio 'about' your ex - the hastily half giftwrapped toy giraffe - his desperation in one prop. BUT shamefully dated in it's male gaze -somewhat sexist even borderline mysognist. Also-an' industry'movie; whole segments about the edit suite may alienate many viewers.

  12. DanielSpeight's rating of the film Modern Romance

  13. Tja's rating of the film Modern Romance

    If this is typical American behaviour, how did they get to the moon? Rather laboured 'humour'.

  14. Eva Bosch's rating of the film Modern Romance

  15. Kaj's rating of the film Modern Romance

  16. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Modern Romance

    Has its moments, but isn't so much about movies and their making as it is, well, Modern Romance.

  17. Lewis Taylor's rating of the film Modern Romance

    Albert Brooks' Whiskey Sour: the jealous lover's libation of choice. Two parts powdered Quaaludes, one part whiskey, a wee dram of caustic soda and a healthy glug of Angostura bitters. Best served with the relationship on the rocks.

  18. mubianer's rating of the film Modern Romance

    Albert Brooks is the poor man's Woody Allen in many ways. Funny, laughed out loud several times. Favourite scene: The shoe store scene with the guy from Curb Your Enthusiasm as the salesman. I feel it lacked something though, maybe the female lead character wasn't interesting enough.

  19. Elephants_Gerald's rating of the film Modern Romance

    In theory, Albert Brooks' style of comedy is something I admire and wish more film comedy would aspire to – broad and exaggerated, yet fascinatingly real. The scene where he's on Quaaludes has an admirable subtlety, while being fundamentally ridiculous. But this, along with REAL LIFE and LOST IN AMERICA, just confirmed yet again that there's something in Brooks' style that, to me, is just so flat and unmemorable.

  20. truffraud's rating of the film Modern Romance

    "i don't think we should go together anymore." "marry me."

  21. Blumes's rating of the film Modern Romance

    A perfect balance of austerity and flowing comedy.

  22. Henrique Amud's rating of the film Modern Romance

    The moviemaking part was way more interesting to watch than the neurotic relationship schtick.

  23. Janae's rating of the film Modern Romance

    1-2-3-I don't even miss her-2-3. Luv Al.

  24. Ghostman's rating of the film Modern Romance

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