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Funny About Love (1990)




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The once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between star Gene Wilder and director Leonard Nimoy resulted in the charmingly haphazard and anachronistic Funny About Love. Wilder plays political cartoonist Duffy Bergman, who falls in love with much-younger Meg (Christine Lahti) during a book-signing session. Once married, the old "clash of careers" bugaboo arises: Meg wants to continue working as a chef in a fancy New York restaurant, while Duffy would prefer that she think about starting a family. When it seems as though Meg may be incapable of bearing children, the self-involved Duffy impregnates earthy college coed Daphne (Mary Stuart Masterson). How a happy ending can grow from this complication is a puzzlement. Funny About Love was based--extremely loosely--on a speech once delivered by Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene. The laughs tend to be sporadic, though Stephen Toblowsky scores high marks as a jocular fertility doctor.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Norman Steinberg, David Frankel, Norman Steinberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
Paramount Home Video


Gene Wilder
as Duffy Bergman
Christine Lahti
as Meg Lloyd Bergman
David Margulies
as Dr. Benjamin
Tara Shannon
as Redhead
Lorenzo Caccialanza
as Sotto Voce Maitre d'
Paul Collins
as Bill Hatcher
Kevin Shaw
as Waiter
Dave Nicolson
as Elevator Operator
David Larson
as Elevator Operator
Anne Lange
as Bobbie
Celeste Yarnall
as Delta Gamma
Michael Snyder
as Video Camera Assista...
Paul L.Q. Lee
as Moving Man
Joe Zaloom
as Cappucino Vendor
Jeannette Kerner
as Delta Gamma
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
Wendie Malick
as Nurse Nancy
Ramy Zada
as Ellis Hayden
Kathryn Miller
as Delta Gamma
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Critic Reviews for Funny About Love

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

Funny About Love provides an opportunity to spend 101 minutes in the presence of the most cloying, inane and annoying dialogue I've heard in many a moon, punctuated only by occasional lapses into startling bad manners.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Funny About Love

Very limp and soppy romantic comedy about a couple wanting to have a baby, then breaking up in time after they can't have one then they meet other people and eventually after realising they do love each other they get back together again. I only saw this simply because it was a Wilder film and usually most of his films are good fun but this really is a film for the ladies haha not really funny, alittle slapstick here and there but mainly its a light hearted ladies flick about a young couple and their relationships with each other and others, more of a gentle drama directed by Leonard 'Mr Spock' Nimoy of all people!

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Christine Lahti is a fine actress to fine to be stuck in junk like this.

jay nixon

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