Synopsis: Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Mike Nichols
Production: Sony Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 47 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

-You're judgmental.

-You're devious.

I'm not wasting her time.

She's completely lovable.

And completely unleavable.

And you don't want someone else

getting their dirty hands on her.

-Men are crap.

-But all the same - -

They're still crap.

Your muse.

-You've ruined my life.

-You'll get over it.


Your shirt.

You all done?

-How's the photographer?

-Good. Professional.

Rigorous. Beady. One of your lot.

-What, female?


Come on.




-Sorry to interrupt.

-No, we've just finished.

-Would you like some tea?

-No, thanks.

I've been serving it all day.

Can I use your loo?

Sure. Just through there.

She is beautiful.

-I've got to see you.


What's this? Patriotism?

-I don't want trouble.

-I'm not trouble.

You're taken.

-I've got to see you.


-You kissed me.

-What are you, 1 2?

I'm a block of ice.

Will you take my photo?

I've never been photographed

by a professional before.

I'd really appreciate it. I can pay you.

No, I'd like to.

Only if you don't mind.

Why should l?

Because you'll have to go away.

We don't want him here

while we're working, do we?

No, we don't.

Right. I'll be in the pub on the corner.

Have fun.

Thank you.

-Good luck with your exhibition.

-Good luck with your book.

So you've got an exhibition?


I read Dan's book.

You've had quite a life.


He said you work in a caf?

I am a waitress.

That's a temporary thing?


Why don't you come over here and sit?

-You live here?

-I do now.

Because you're single?

Who was your last boyfriend?

My husband.

Was he English?


-What happened to him?

Someone younger.

You've got a great face.

Doesn't everyone?

I suppose so.

I just....

From the book,

somehow I thought you'd be less....


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Patrick Marber

Patrick Albert Crispin Marber (born 19 September 1964) is an English comedian, playwright, director, actor, and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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