Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1977. Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Rastar Pictures. Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by David M. Walsh. Produced by Ray Stark. Music by Dave Grusin. Production Design by Albert Brenner. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Film Editing by John F. Burnett. Academy Awards 1977. Golden Globe Awards 1977.
Marsha Mason plays a single mother who moves into a new apartment only to find that the previous tenants (Richard Dreyfuss) refuses to move. Guess what happens after they’ve lived together for a while? I’m sure it was the romantic comedy of the season upon first release, but I’ve been taken for better rides since (and none of them were written by Neil Simon). Quinn Cummings is charming as Mason’s 12-going-on-35 daughter.