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Funny About Love (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 September 1990 (USA)
When Duffy Bergman, a New York City cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry, yet love alone isn't enough to make them happy. Meg ... See full summary »

Director:

Leonard Nimoy

Writers:

Bob Greene (article), Norman Steinberg | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Wilder ... Duffy Bergman
Christine Lahti ... Meg
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Daphne
Robert Prosky ... E. T.
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Hugo
Anne Jackson ... Adele
Susan Ruttan ... Claire
Jean De Baer Jean De Baer ... Vivian
David Margulies ... Dr. Benjamin
Tara Shannon Tara Shannon ... Redhead
Freda Foh Shen ... Nurse
Wendie Malick ... Nurse Nancy
Robert Hy Gorman ... Roger (as Robert Groman)
Scott Groff Scott Groff ... Jake
Ramy Zada ... Ellis Hayden
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Storyline

When Duffy Bergman, a New York City cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry, yet love alone isn't enough to make them happy. Meg decides she wants to have a baby, a goal that initially makes Duffy frantic, but soon becomes his most important desire as well. When they are unable to have a baby, Meg begins concentrating on her career and the two slowly drift apart, eventually separating. Later, when Duffy is speaking at a convention of the Delta Gamma sorority, he reveals that the Delta Gamma girls have always been his dream girls, his Love Goddesses. There, he meets the young and uninhibited Delta Gamma girl, Daphne Delillo. When Daphne moves to New York City to work as a network sports reporter, their mutual attraction, and Daphne's spontaneity spark an adventurous new relationship for Duffy. Now Duffy must decide which is more valuable to him, the relationship he has given up, or the relationship he has always dreamed of having.

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Everyone has a biological clock. Duffy Bergman's is about to go off. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New York Times See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$8,141,292
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The picture opened in the U.S. in just over twelve hundred theaters in September 1990, and took about three million dollars on its opening weekend, going to the number five rank, but the movie would only take around eight million dollars in receipts overall, at the American box-office. See more »

Quotes

Duffy Bergman: You make good cappuccino.
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Connections

Referenced in Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) See more »

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De Miei Bollenti Spiriti
from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
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Extremely weak romantic comedy...
16 March 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Gene Wilder struggles manfully to keep this limp, occasionally lame comedy afloat, but he's quickly defeated by unsure Leonard Nimoy direction, shabby editing and writing. A professional cartoonist falls for an attractive female chef (she can't be much of a chef since his first impression of her food is disgust); after meeting cute, they decide to marry, but frustration soon arrives over their failure to conceive a child. Christine Lahti has a warm, ticklish presence, but her character here is so underwritten we're not sure how we're supposed to feel about her; Mary Stuart Masterson is much better as a fraternity sex-bunny, but she belongs in a different movie (with a different partner) altogether. Based on a magazine article by Bob Greene, the picture is full of comic ideas that don't play and dramatic interludes which wilt without the proper handling. *1/2 from ****


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