I'm Not Rappaport
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)

Nat is a Jew with leftist leanings. Midge is an African-American boiler tender. Together they meet on a bench in NYC's Central Park. Neither are happy about the future, until Nat convinces Midge to join him in his imaginative character… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 27, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Seiler
USA Today

This is good stuff. Unfortunately, director Herb Gardner is a little too fond of writer Herb Gardner's script, which just keeps going and going and going -- until even two old pros such as Walter and Ossie have worn out their welcome.

Fred Topel

NOT A COMEDY. So depressing.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The beauty of the language does come through, but the net effect of the movie is to make the viewers wish they had gone to the play instead.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Under Gardner's heavy-handed direction it doesn't transfer well from stage to screen.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The fire in Nat's belly and his zeal for justice make him an unforgettable character.

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Michael Dequina

A stable of solid performances, led by leads Walter Matthau and Ossie Davis, are all there is to recommend.

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Christopher Null

The stuff of Hollywood? I don't think so.

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