Modern Romance 1981 comedy romance
Available for streaming on Prime Video
The theme of this film is timeless: People fall in love, emotions run high and sometimes jealousy becomes a big problem. Robert (Albert Brooks) and Mary (Kathryn Harrold) have a roller coaster relationship. Mary is a knockout. She is also a successful executive. Robert has frequent attacks of jealousy because, quite frankly, she is out of his league. To paraphrase Philip Marlowe (Mr. Chandler); She is so pretty, a guy has to wear brass knuckles every time he takes her out. Robert goes off the deep end and the romance part of the movie tends to get a bit tiresome. But for no other reason, see the movie within a movie that Robert and Jay (Bruno Kirby) are editing. The exchanges with the director, star actor- George Kennedy, and the sound mix crew were the funniest scenes and had the best lines. Brooks and Bruno Kirby make a great comedy duo, especially in the Screaming Hulk scene – it is Comedy Gold.