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Modern Romance

Modern Romance
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Modern Romance

1981 / 93min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ALBERT BROOKS

CAST: ALBERT BROOKS, KATHRYN HARROLD, TYANN MEANS

Brooks’s Hollywood film editor agonizes over every cut he makes at work, but that’s nothing compared to the neurotic, obsessive-compulsive behavior that he exhibits in picking apart his personal life. An unobtrusively radical take on the romantic comedy, consisting largely of long scenes in which Brooks’s character wrestles with his overweening pride and overactive mind, with the director-star trusting in his crack timing and the ability of his audience to find the comedy in all-too-human private humiliations rarely described on screen. Brutally honest, and honestly hilarious.

Screening in the series Albert Brooks.