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Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 May 1967 (USA)
Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

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New Yorkers Paul Bratter and Corie Bratter née Banks have just gotten married. He is a stuffed shirt just starting his career as a lawyer. She is an independently minded free spirit who prides herself on doing the illogical purely out of a sense of adventure, such acts as walking through Washington Square Park barefoot when it's 17°F outside. Their six day honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel shows that they can get to know each other easily in the biblical sense. But they will see if they can get to know each other in their real life when they move into their first apartment, a cozy (in other words, small), slightly broken down top floor unit in a five story walk-up. While Corie joyfully bounds up and down the stairs, Paul, always winded after the fact, hates the fact of having to walk up the six flights of stairs, if one includes the stairs that comprise the outside front stoop. Beyond the issues with the apartment itself, Paul and Corie will have to deal with an odd assortment of neighbors... Written by Huggo

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Wake up! Make love! Fall over laughing!!! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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25 May 1967 (USA)  »

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Barfuß im Park  »

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$19,994,515 (USA)
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In supporting roles, Mildred Natwick and Herb Edelman also appeared in the Broadway production of "Barefoot in the Park" (1963-67). See more »

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When Paul falls over the park bench, his position then changes when seen in the close up. See more »

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Corie Bratter: My divorce! When do I get my divorce!
Paul Bratter: How should I know? The marriage license hasn't even come in yet!
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Written by Danny Gould, Neil Simon and Luben Balabanoff
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I adore this movie
4 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is just one of those movies that can make you feel better if you've had a bad day. Honestly, it's charming, funny, light and I don't know, just the right amount of comedy and romance. Redford and Fonda are perfect together. This is a truly great comedic performance by Jane Fonda, she's amazing in this movie. Then again I am a stickler for her lighter, funnier work from the 60s. But this one stands out as being genuinely funny and well made. I love all the funny little details, like the tuna fish cans, Robert Redford's comment about "a big cat with a can opener", Jane Fonda's mother, Jane Fonda doing a "Cambodian fertility dance", etc. It is all just too classic for words. Buy this movie if you love 60s cinema and/or its two stars, it's too good.


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