• PG, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Arthur Hiller
    In Theaters:
    Oct 7, 1983 Limited
    On DVD:
    Dec 26, 2001
  • MGM/UA Entertainment Company

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Romantic Comedy Reviews

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May 12, 2014
unlike the title this pic is neither comedy nor romance
March 5, 2014
definitely no arthur plot is pretty bland and boring after watching Dudley in arthur its hard to watch him and see his lack of humor but than again there was arthur II lol
September 2, 2012
Mary Steenburgen is delightful in this otherwise bland adaptation of the hit Broadway play. It's a pleasant little Sunday afternoon sort of movie, but not a whole lot happens.
Spencer S

Super Reviewer

July 19, 2012
An uncomfortable, slow, and picky film; Dudley Moore tries to copy his success of Arthur with yet another movie songed romantic comedy, except instead of being a lovable drunk with a moral quandary he's an unlikable shrew. In comparison to his character is Mary Steenburgen, possibly the sweetest looking and sounding woman on the face of the earth. Moore's character is the only one who is truly fleshed out, and his is the one who is unlikable and seedy. Steenburgen is flighty and weak, supposedly a strong woman against Moore's bombastic curmudgeon. Instead they are both simply irritating and lank. They star as writing partners who go through years of family drama, insubordination, temper tantrums, and their own set of longwinded, nothing fights over irrelevant issues. Basically the film is about them not being together, but wanting to be together, but they fight and run away, acting like children with distorting psychological problems. Their antics are not entertaining, the characters are flat and petulant, and none of this is funny, per the title. The film even features a theme song from the same composer of Arthur, so it's obvious they were trying to make an unofficial sequel to the massive success and Oscar nominated fame of his first film. Moore is not a leading man, and cannot carry a film while playing a Hollywood fake. He is too crude and strange for that and should have relegated himself to outlandish performances with heart. Really there's nothing to this film, not even the guilty pleasure factor that comes from romantic comedies.
December 29, 2011
Although lacking in actual comedy it was sweet, romantic movie of two co-workers struggling with their feelings for one another. Great ending after some twists and turns.
Apeneck F

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August 29, 2011
Badly directed, badly written, and badly acted, and not in a good way, I had to force myself to watch and then it took 3 tries to make it to the end. Beyond obvious, beyond stilted, beyond a waste. And this from someone who likes Mary Steenburgen.

Super Reviewer

September 6, 2010
Just as the title says, this is another typical romantic comedy movie. Nothing new here. It tries very hard to be funny, but it just fails. Not a good movie, in my opinion, plus the characters got on my nerves. I don't recommend this movie.

Super Reviewer

July 30, 2010
(1983 Director: Arthur Hiller) "Arthur" or I should say Jason (Dudley Moore) in another of his more charming and endearing movie roles. Phoebe (Mary Steenburgen) is a new novelist and joins Jason during the week of his first marriage to collaborate on a play from her book, "Blue is for Boys."

A little predictable. While Phoebe adores Jason, obviously hers becomes an unrequited love as Jason is just entering into a marriage. These two share such a passion no a penchant for writing perhaps in their own way they do have a "mental romance."

Jason's agent Blanche (Frances Sternhagen) certainly livens up the dialogue as she motivates and cajoles Jason keeping him on track.
May 11, 2010
This movie got on my nerves, Steenburgen loves Moore's character who is an egotistical, married, writer. They work together for a long time, but never have an affair, even though his wife knows that they really love each other? And then she marries this other guy, and he starts having affairs with actesses to get back at her, and his wife divorces him? This movie is crazy mixed up. Sure, this could happen in real life, but it frustrates me to watch a movie like this. Why does she love this guy? I just don't get this movie.
September 1, 2009
mhhh love served with laughter
July 6, 2009
i like it romantic comedy movies
June 19, 2009
Dudley Moore was sort of good in this one
March 31, 2009
Too good movie - just watched
August 3, 2008
i am not used to this site yet, and have some how ended up with strange movie on my favorites!
July 24, 2008
ive never seen this movie but it sounds good.
June 5, 2007

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June 21, 2007

I've heard so much about this "Romantic comedy"...
April 30, 2007
i will like to see them at any time.

Super Reviewer

April 7, 2007
Blah. Like Canned Corn or any other generic product, stick with name brands
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