The Marrying Man (1991)
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Neil Simon forgoes his typical urban East Coast kvetchers and replaces them with sunny Californian kvetchers in The Marrying Man, a film which became a beacon of gossip in 1991 due to the alleged shenanigans of stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, who fell in love during production. Simon based his script on a true story concerning the love affair between shoe tycoon Harry Karl and actress Marie (The Body) McDonald during the 1950s. Married to each other four times, McDonald still managed to
Apr 5, 1991 Wide
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It's hard to spot vintage Neil Simon in his screenplay for this indulgent comedy...
"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.
The Marrying Man isn't awful; it's something much less fun - conspicuously mediocre.
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.
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.
the whole thing starts to spin in place, allowing its initial promise to evaporate
If the guy who wrote The Slugger's Wife disowned this movie ... that's a pretty bad sign.
The main problem with "The Marrying Man" is a simple one: It's a comedy and it isn't funny.
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