Mr. Jealousy (1998)




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An urbane screwball comedy for the '90s, Mr. Jealousy, the sophomore effort from director Noah Baumbach (Kicking and Screaming), is filled with numerous obscure references to famous films that will delight film buffs. The story concerns Lester (Eric Stoltz), an ex-television news producer and sometime substitute teacher, who seems to be just wandering through life. He also can't seem to connect with the right woman. Opportunities on both fronts finally knock when he gets an offer teaching writing in the Iowa University graduate writing program and through his pals Lucretia (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) and Vince (Carlos Jacott) meets Ramona (Annabella Sciorra), a strong-willed but loopy girl. She and Lester really click, and it looks as though he has finally found his dream girl. Only one thing prevents them from sailing off into the sunset of relationship bliss -- Lester is insanely jealous of her last boyfriend, Dashiell (Chris Eigeman), a haughty best-selling author; the other 25 don't bother him a bit.
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Eddie Kaye Thomas
as Spanish Student
Noah Baumbach
as Arliss
Eric Stoltz
as Lester Grimm
Chris Eigeman
as Dashiell Frank
Brian Kerwin
as Stephen
Annabella Sciorra
as Ramona Ray
Christopher Eigeman
as Dashiell Frank
Dean Wareham
as Music Video Director
John Lehr
as Lint
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

You probably haven't heard a lot about writer-director Noah Baumbach yet. Trust me, you will.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
The Moving Picture Show

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.

Full Review… | January 29, 2007

Overlong, mediocre romantic comedy that barely even delivers on its premise.

May 7, 2003

A little coolly, but also sensibly, Baumbach would rather us open up and inspect his world than be swayed by it.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

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Full Review… | October 19, 2004
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June 4, 2004

Audience Reviews for Mr. Jealousy

Yeeeeah not so much Noah. Not so much. I'm not liking you here very much.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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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.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Eh... it was okay to watch. Not on the To-See-Again list though.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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