Modern Romance
Modern Romance (1981)

In the second comedy from Albert Brooks, the writer/director stars as Robert Cole, a neurotic motion picture editor enduring a roller coaster romance with his girlfriend Mary (Kathryn Harrold).

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 13, 1981
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Extremely funny, ultra-hip and alarmingly insightful.

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Emanuel Levy

In Albert Brooks' second comedy, which is both funny and irritating (some of it by design), he plays a nuerotic film editor who's unable to sustain a normal relationship

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Modern Romance explores the dangers of possessive love.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The first part of the film is farcical and very funny.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Nearly as much as Jerry Lewis, Albert Brooks's comic persona is defined by its unlikability.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Brooks can be very funny, but sometimes his whining mutes the laughs.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Ends up more insightful than funny.

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Christopher Null

makes the repetition and relative tameness of the primary plot seem all the more obvious

Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Another obsessive classic from Albert Brooks

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Alec Barniskis
This is probably one of the few examinations of a toxic relationship that doesn't involve physical violence of any kind. The film is uncomfortable from… More
Wu Chouin
Shows how jealousy can ruin relationships and cause unneeded stress with whoever involved.
alan jay
One of the funniest movies ever made..a few scenes I never laughed so hard...dont miss this one!!!!!!!!!