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
Runtime:

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Cast


as Lew Horner

as Bugsy Siegel

as Tony Madden

as George Bouchet

as Cab Driver

as Arlene

as Butler

as Gas Attendant

as Bugsy's Blonde

as 1st Justice

as Woo Ling

as Announcer

as Charley's Father

as Waiter

as 3rd Justice

as Vicki Anderson

as Charley Pearl

as Adele Horner

as Phil Golden

as Sammy Fine

as Bartender

as Louise
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Critic Reviews for The Marrying Man

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A stillborn romantic comedy of staggering ineptitude.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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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
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"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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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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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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