Chapter Two


(out of 5)

Wonderful film based on a Neil Simon play is one of his warmest and most enjoyable works. plays a writer (based on Simon) whose loss of his beloved wife has put him in a creative slump that also extends to his personal life. Returning from a trip where he revisited the places he and his wife vacationed, Caan’s anxious brother () encourages him to start dating again and gives him the phone number of a fresh-faced, fully effervescent woman (, who is the second Mrs. Simon in real life) in the hopes that they will get together. The two of them hit it off without a snag until Caan’s melancholy feelings about his first wife get in the way of what should be a perfect relationship. Terrific dialogue and sparkling performances (mustn’t forget ‘s wonderful turn as Mason’s best friend) make for a more than satisfying romantic drama with plenty of surprises.

Rastar Films

USA, 1979

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his play

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1979

Golden Globe Awards 1979


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