The Marrying Man (1991)

The Marrying Man (1991)

The Marrying Man



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Neil Simon's screenplay begins in 1956 in San Francisco, where singer Vicki Anderson (Kim Basinger) is performing at one of the city's jazz clubs. Recognizing her voice from outside the club, a group of men go in to watch her perform; as they sit at their table, their de facto leader Phil (Paul Reiser) begins relating the tale of Vicki's rocky romance with his friend Charley Pearl (Alec Baldwin). Flashing back to 1948, the film finds toothpaste-heir Charley on the brink of marriage with Adele … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Simon
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On DVD: Apr 8, 2003
Hollywood Pictures

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as Vicki Anderson

as Charley Pearl

as Lew Horner

as Adele Horner

as Bugsy Siegel

as Phil Golden

as Sammy Fine

as Tony Madden

as George Bouchet

as Cab Driver

as Arlene

as Butler

as Gas Attendant

as Bartender

as Bugsy's Blonde

as 1st Justice

as Woo Ling

as Announcer

as Charley's Father

as Waiter

as 3rd Justice

as Louise
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Critic Reviews for The Marrying Man

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

A stillborn romantic comedy of staggering ineptitude.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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It's hard to spot vintage Neil Simon in his screenplay for this indulgent comedy...

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

"The Marrying Man" seems to have died en route from Neil Simon's brain to the movie theater, but exactly where and why is anybody's guess. An autopsy by a professional is in order.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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The Marrying Man isn't awful; it's something much less fun - conspicuously mediocre.

Full Review… | May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Jerry Rees's direction is straight-ahead: In a Neil Simon comedy, you don't jump in, you just try to keep out of the way.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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There's more juice in the story than I usually expect from Neil Simon; the characters don't just trade one-liners, but get under each other's skins.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for The Marrying Man


Not a great movie by any standards, and the performances by Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin were over-acted. Kim Basinger can sing pretty well, but the scenes of her singing were not believable. Predictable and formulaic from the start, the movie was more interesting because of the real-life relationship of these two actors than the actual movie itself.


My wife keeps introducing me to these movies that I shouldn't like but, for some reason, I do end up liking them

I guess this was supposed to be a comedy. When I saw it in the theatre when it came out I kept waiting for the punchlines. Really all it is is Alec Baldwin basically saying that he hates Kim Basinger's guts, which is what he does now anyway.


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