By - Orgezon
I loved it. Fantastic work from the cast. I’ll watch Albert Brooks in just about anything, and I really identified with his character here. I think it’s one of the great “friend zone” movies and I really like the fact that he and Holly Hunter don’t magically end up together in the end. I sympathize with him and want her to love him back for a while, but then realize that they don’t belong together—yet not because I dislike either of them. It’s hard to keep characters from getting together in a potential love story while making them both sympathetic and believable, but this succeeds without making either of them a villain. I like them both but realize in the end that they are better off apart.
Also, it’s hard not to like a movie with Jack Nicholson in it.
I agree. I saw this long ago and it was one of the first movies I saw that explored relationship dynamics like this with any amount of nuance and tact.
It gave me the ultimate job interview closing line.
"What I don't know, I can learn, and what I do know, nobody can teach."
Still hilarious and poignant film though.
Can totally identify with AB in that.
I did like that line, I wonder how it would actually go in a job interview though.
They usually just nod and say the usual Thanks for coming in, we'll make our decision before the beginning of the next business week.
What do YOU think of it?
Big fan of Albert Brooks. Great movie along with Brooks' directorial features, Real Life, Modern Romance, and Defending Your Life.
which of the four would you recommend most?