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Modern Romance

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • 1981
  • Albert Brooks
  • 89 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic comedy starring Albert Brooks. A neurotic film editor experiences all the trials and tribulations of love as he struggles to maintain a normal relationship with his beautiful girlfriend.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This neglected and totally original comedy from co-writer/director/star Albert Brooks was unreleased theatrically in the UK and is consequently not at all well known. Brooks plays a film editor, and the sequences involving the cutting process are insightful and truthful, as he and the excellent Bruno Kirby go to work on a sci-fi flick with the mercilessly hamming George Kennedy as space leader Zeron. The man behind the camera for the schlock movie is played by real-life director James L Brooks, who would later offer Albert (no relation) the role of his career in Broadcast News, and the lovely Kathryn Harrold appears as Brooks's hard-done-by girlfriend. The plot's slight, but the whole is both interesting and enjoyable, especially for movie buffs.

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Credits

Cast

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Robert ColeAlbert Brooks
Mary HarvardKathryn Harrold
WaitressTyann Means
JayBruno Kirby
EllenJane Hallaren
NeighbourKaren Chandler
DavidJames L Brooks
ZeronGeorge Kennedy

Crew

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DirectorAlbert Brooks

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Contains swearing and brief nudity.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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