The Marrying Man

1991, Movie, R, 115 mins

As a screenwriter, whenever Neil Simon abandons the urban milieu, as in MURDER BY DEATH, THE CHEAP DETECTIVE and THE SLUGGER'S WIFE, his jokes become strained and his comedy undercuts itself in cliches and uncomfortable narrative development. So too with this glitzy, shaggy-dog story. Despite a brassy jazz score, a nervy directorial style by Jerry Rees and Donald E. Thorin's neon-soaked cinematography, THE MARRYING MAN is continually foiled by Simon's troublesome screenplay, relegating the film to the pantheon of other Simon mistakes.

The story begins amidst the blaring neon jazz clubs of San Francisco circa 1956, where an annoying group of successful creative ...

Released: 1991 Rated: R Length: 115 mins

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