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Neil Simon's 'Jake's Women' (1996)





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When the pressures of day-to-day life become too much to bear for a writer who claims that his mind has a mind of its own, he retreats into a fantasy world of his own creation in this touching comedy drama from Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Neil Simon. To Jake (Alan Alda), a day spent writing is a not so much work as it is a chance to escape the many strains of modern living. Though his rich fantasy world frequently seeps into his hectic reality, Jake often finds that life's truths are best revealed when he simply allows his imagination to wander - especially when dealing with the opposite sex. As the characters he creates become as real to Jake as the people closest to him, his hyperactive mind affords him the luxury of viewing life's troubles from a new and unique perspective.
Drama , Television
Directed By:
RHI Entertainment


Alan Alda
as Jake
Anne Archer
as Maggie
Ashley Peldon
as Young Molly
Aasif Mandvi
as Driver
Hynden Walch
as Server
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Neil Simon and Woody Allen have similar dialogue patterns, similar humor, and similar themes. (I clearly love them both for the same thing.) This, more than almost any other Simon play, kept reminding of something Woody Allen would have directed. However, comparisons aside, I really enjoyed this film. I'd read the play before but watching it made all the difference - it seemed a much more unified story. Alan Alda is really great in the role of Jake. The dialogue is great - I laughed out loud quite a few times - and the overall story is a very touching one. When I read through all Neil Simon's plays, this one barely registered on my radar, but now I think I could call it one of my favorites of his.

Hannah Megill
Hannah Megill

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