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(out of 5)


Pleasantly enjoyable sex comedy by Blake Edwards that never really amounts to much. Successful songwriter  is in a serious relationship with famous singer , but the two haven’t made any definite decisions about their future. Moore catches a glimpse of a bride on her way to her wedding ( a breakthrough role) and falls madly in love (actually becomes obsessed) with her. He follows Derek and her new husband (, later to play Flash Gordon) to Mexico where they are vacationing for their honeymoon, sparking a mid-life crisis comedy, but is she really what he is looking for? Lots of sunny locales, beautiful naked bodies and Edwards’ clever wit abound, but the film suffers from not being able to decide if it’s a comedy of slapstick proportions or something headier. Derek is actually quite charming, surprisingly too classy to be believable as a reckless dumb blonde, while Andrews is underused as Moore’s neglected love.


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USA, 1979

Directed by 

Screenplay by Blake Edwards

Cinematography by 

Produced by , Blake Edwards

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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Academy Award Nomination
Best Music (Original Score) (Henry Mancini)
Best Music (Original Song) (“It’s Easy To Say”, music by Henry Mancini; lyric by Robert Wells)

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Julie Andrews)
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Dudley Moore)
Best Original Score-Motion Picture (Henry Mancini)

National Society of Film Critics Award Nominations
Best Film
Best Director (Blake Edwards)
Best Screenplay (Blake Edwards)

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen


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