The Slugger's Wife
The Slugger's Wife (1985)

In this Neil Simon film, baseball player Darryl Palmer (Michael O'Keefe) falls in love with singer Debby (Rebecca De Mornay) and discovers that his performance on the field depends on her presence. However, when Debby longs to pursue… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2004
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Simon's not in a lighthearted mood, and so the silliness of the story gets bogged down in all sorts of gloomy neuroses, angry denunciations, and painful self-analysis.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Neil Simon on auto-pilot; the results are dreadful

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Resoundingly unfunny.

TV Guide

It is one of the most disappointing, least credible films about baseball in recent memory.

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