Blume in Love (1973)

Blume in Love

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This 1973 Paul Mazursky comedy stars George Segal as an obnoxious New York divorce lawyer desperately trying to win back his own wife. As the film opens, attorney Stephen Blume has been banished to Venice by his wife, Nina (Susan Anspach), so she can "think things over" after finding him in bed with another woman. To Blume's disappointment, Nina decides to divorce him and set up house with an unemployed musician (Kris Kristofferson). As he recalls the time that they spent in Venice together, … More

Rating: R
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Mazursky
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On DVD: Feb 6, 2007
Runtime:
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as Stephen Blume

as Nina Blume

as Arlene

as Mrs. Cramer

as Blume's Partner

as Mrs. Greco
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Critic Reviews for Blume in Love

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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October 6, 2005
Fantastica Daily

July 6, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Blume in Love

½

Pretentious bit of navel gazing is slow moving but okay until Segal's character crosses a line from which the movie never recovers. Marsha Mason is good in a secondary role.

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jay nixon

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[font=Century Gothic]"Blume in Love" starts in Venice where divorce lawyer Stephen Blume(George Segal) is ruminating about his 6-year marriage and divorce to Nina(Susan Anspach), a social worker, and wonders where it all went wrong. Could it be right at the end when he did the cliched thing by having sex with his secretary, Gloria(Annazette Chase), which is followed by Nina tossing him out on the street? After a quickie divorce in Las Vegas, Blume runs into Arlene(Marsha Mason), an attractive acquaintance, who is also divorced. It is not long before they are having sex, too.[/font]

[font=Century Gothic]Written and directed by Paul Mazursky, "Blume in Love" is an unsettling, honest and eventually disturbing movie about love and marriage in modern day America. It may appear on the surface that Blume and Nina have vastly different jobs but maybe Blume is also aiding people by helping them to get out of bad marriages. In fact, the movie's central point is to find your own way, and that may not always mean marriage. In the 1970's people were exploring themselves in novel ways which is what Nina is attempting to do but Blume is too square to keep up.(He has a habit of returning to Venice. It does seem beautiful but still...) After the marriage is over, Blume tries to move on and try new things but love does not end simply at a divorce. So, he obsesses madly.[/font]

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Walter M.

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