The Marrying Man
The Marrying Man (1991)

Neil Simon's screenplay begins in 1956 in San Francisco, where singer Vicki Anderson (Kim Basinger) is performing at one of the city's jazz clubs. Recognizing her voice from outside the club, a group of men go in to watch her… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 5, 1991
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Variety Staff

A stillborn romantic comedy of staggering ineptitude.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The Marrying Man isn't awful; it's something much less fun - conspicuously mediocre.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The lack of momentum ensures that the movie runs out of steam long before it reaches its inevitable conclusion...

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Derek Adams
Time Out

It's hard to spot vintage Neil Simon in his screenplay for this indulgent comedy...

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There's more juice in the story than I usually expect from Neil Simon; the characters don't just trade one-liners, but get under each other's skins.

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Douglas Pratt

the whole thing starts to spin in place, allowing its initial promise to evaporate

Vincent Canby
New York Times

"The Marrying Man" seems to have died en route from Neil Simon's brain to the movie theater, but exactly where and why is anybody's guess. An autopsy by a professional is in order.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Jerry Rees's direction is straight-ahead: In a Neil Simon comedy, you don't jump in, you just try to keep out of the way.

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Scott Weinberg

If the guy who wrote The Slugger's Wife disowned this movie ... that's a pretty bad sign.

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