Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Modern Romance (1981)

"Robert was madly in love with Mary. Mary was madly in love with him. Under the circumstances they did the only thing they could do... they broke up."

I absolutely love Albert Brooks and was really looking forward to this one, it's not like it was bad by any stretch of the imagination, it just wasn't as great as I had hoped. Maybe I had placed too much expectation on it.

The plot is fantastic and the performances of both Brooks, Kathryn Harrold and Bruno Kirby were brilliant. It does have some great comedic moments, most notably the scene where Brooks, fresh after the break-up, decides to go and kit himself out with some running gear. The guy who works there immediately sees Brooks as an easy target and sets about selling him an entire range of sportswear, and not the cheap kind either.

If you love brooks you'll like this one, i'm just convinced that there are better examples of his genius elsewhere. Solid little film.

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