Mr. Jealousy (1998)
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In this dark comedy, former broadcast journalist and current substitute teacher Lester Grimm (Eric Stoltz) is not especially good at displaying a healthy trust in his relationships. Ever since the age of 15, when Lester's first girlfriend ditched him for a 24-year-old, Lester has displayed an overpowering jealousy toward the women in his life -- which explains why he's still single. When Lester meets Ramona Ray (Annabella Sciorra), he's determined that this time he'll keep his emotions in check, until he learns that she has a rather checkered sexual history -- and her most recent boyfriend was a best-selling novelist, Dashiell Frank (Christopher Eigeman). Desperate to know if they still have feelings for each other, Lester starts crashing Dashiell's group therapy sessions in hopes of getting an inside scoop on what he has to say about his ex. Mr. Jealousy was written and directed by Noah Baumbach; it was his first film after his acclaimed independent debut Kicking and Screaming. … More
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Jealousy
You probably haven't heard a lot about writer-director Noah Baumbach yet. Trust me, you will.
With its movie references and psycho-babble,, Baumbach's follow-up to the highly acclaimed Kicking and Screaming is imitative of Woody Allen and Stillman, a slender, one-premise serio-comedy that's better scripted and acted than helmed.
Overlong, mediocre romantic comedy that barely even delivers on its premise.
Audience Reviews for Mr. Jealousy
This is a chick flick, don't get me wrong I have watch many a chick flick and enjoyed a number of them, but this one is from the bottom of the bucket. 1 star is all I'll give it.More
Between this and The Squid and the Whale, I'm beginning to think Kicking and Screaming was a one-off.More
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