Chapter Two (1979)

Chapter Two (1979)




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Though still mourning the death of his wife, a writer meets and begins to fall for an actress and then must contend with his guilty feelings. This adaptation of Neil Simon's Broadway play--also direct from personal experience--features James Caan and Marsha Mason in her true-to-life role.
Comedy , Drama
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Columbia Pictures Corporation


James Caan
as George Schneider
Marsha Mason
as Jennie MacLaine
Joseph Bologna
as Leo Schneider
Alan Fudge
as Lee Michaels
Debra Mooney
as Marilyn
Valerie Harper
as Faye Medwick
Howard Jeffrey
as Director
Ray Young
as Gary
Isabelle Cooley
as Customs Officer
Judy Farrell
as Gwen Michaels
Ed Miller
as Umpire
Isabel Cooley
as Customs Officer
Imogene Bliss
as Elderly Lady
Barry Michlin
as Matire d'
as Waiter
George Rondo
as Martin
Greg Zadikov
as Waiter
Paul Singh
as Waiter
Marie Reynolds
as Barbara
Larry Michlin
as Maitre d'
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Critic Reviews for Chapter Two

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Decently acted by James Caan and Marsha Mason but poorly directed transfer to the big screen of Neil Simon's Broadway play; it's too literal and theatrical

Full Review… | August 9, 2010

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July 6, 2005

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May 12, 2005
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Flawed but compelling overall. Mason is superb; Caan is miscast but somewhat appealing.

May 7, 2005

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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December 16, 2003

Audience Reviews for Chapter Two

I actually found myself laughing a lot. I never knew James Caan had such a hilarious dry wit beneath his usually solemn exterior. Thoroughly enjoyed this one, because it felt real. It was like a real relationship taking place in front of you instead of the typical Hollywood love interest bs. Quite refreshing.

Justin Storms
Justin Storms

There were some classics in the seventies....and some crummy ones. I put this in the latter category.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


A Neil Simon failure. It's a forced comedy, nothing natural about it. Marsha Mason is as abrasive as ever, James Caan is miscast and the rest of the cast is nothing to brag about. The main reason it didn't work is the writing. Neil Simon tends to write cute dialogue that would just never happen in real life. No one talks like that.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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