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The Slugger's Wife

The Slugger's Wife (1985)

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This routine film should have been called the "rock singer's husband" because it is about the life of a baseball player affected by his love for a singer. Darryl Palmer (Michael O'Keefe) plays for the Atlanta Braves, and when he walks into a nightclub and sees an attractive woman singing (Rebecca DeMornay), he pulls up to home plate and is anxious to meet her. From then on, his persistence in courting her is unstoppable in spite of several unhappy setbacks, and finally their romance makes it to

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Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

Neil Simon

Mar 9, 2004

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Simon's not in a lighthearted mood, and so the silliness of the story gets bogged down in all sorts of gloomy neuroses, angry denunciations, and painful self-analysis.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Resoundingly unfunny.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It is one of the most disappointing, least credible films about baseball in recent memory.

October 31, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Neil Simon on auto-pilot; the results are dreadful

November 24, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

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