#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist’s office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing; divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to plunge into a relationship. It’s not love at first sight; both have their eyes dilated, plus Peter constantly lampoons women in his work, which bookseller Theresa knows well. Loosely based on James Thurber’s drawings “The War Between Men and Women,” and his life, the film features animated sequences.
Plot: A sarcastic near-sighted cartoonist, averse to commitment, falls for a single mother of three — the only woman who can stand his strong anti-feminist opinions.
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Unfulfilled comedic and dramatic quirks result in a peculiarly benign film…
One of Jack Lemmon’s most innocuous pictures. He plays a professional humorist in New York City, a cynic and confirmed bachelor quickly losing his eyesight, who thinks very little of marriage, women and dogs. How soon do you think it will be before bookstore manager (and marriage-minded divorcée) Barbara Harris gets him to the altar? She’s got the dog, plus three kids and a puppy dog-like former husband, but what’s in it for Lemmon? We are never sure what motivates him to take on this brood, to attempt winning over the children, to compete for attention with the ex-spouse. It isn’t incredible that Jack should fall for Miss Harris (she’s winsome and a little daft, despite an ugly hairdo), but it is fairly difficult to believe Lemmon’s character would take this plunge–and there’s nothing in the script to convince us otherwise. The production is colorful, the animation interesting (if not amusing) and the acting very fine (particularly by young Lisa Gerritsen), however the essence of a plausible story is missing. Based on the writings of James Thurber, screenwriters Danny Arnold (who also produced) and Melville Shavelson (who also directed) shift from satire to the more outré, silly kind of TV comedy without grounding the scenario in a bittersweet style of realism. As such, the movie is one-part comedy (with satirical inflections), one-part drama (with pathos) and one-part character study (disguised as a family’s journey). It isn’t any wonder the end results are cute, yet iffy. Shavelson, Arnold and Gerritsen had all previously tackled Thurber on the short-lived television series “My World and Welcome To It”. **1/2 from ****
This movie is based on Thurber’s book and his life, it’s funny but very touching, like James Thurber himself. Of course Thurber’s absurdest humor is not everyone’s cup of tea, and much of this movie was over the audiences head. As usual the almost forgotten Barbra Harris is perfect, funny pretty and just a bit mad. When this movie came out there was a TV show on at the same time based on the same work. It was called “My World & Welcome to It” Lisa Gerritsen played the daughter in both . What seems to annoy many people who see this movie is the use of Thurbers cartoons. And I admit it took me a while to finally get the humor in his cartoon strips. so, although this may only be a film for Thurber fans , it is an excellent one.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min) (Netherlands), 1 hr 50 min (110 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Melville Shavelson
Writer Danny Arnold, Melville Shavelson, James Thurber
Actors Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm