"Modern Romance"

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(Feb. 14, 16 & 18) — "Modern Romance" (1981) may be Albert Brooks’s least-known film, but arguably it’s his greatest. It's one of the four films, Judd Apatow wrote in Vanity Fair, that are "like the Torah to me." Brooks (born Albert Einstein) is Robert Cole, a film editor who breaks up with his girlfriend only to spend the rest of the movie desperately trying to erase his mistake, and even more desperately trying to contain his jealousy, neediness, and paranoia. Still the great comic portrait of male neurosis, and of emotional and psychological dysfunction, "Modern Romance" lays bare its protagonist’s insecurities with an honesty few dramatic films have achieved. Only Brooks could make a deadpan comedy about a man who’s very nearly psychotic. Painfully funny, with the emphasis on "funny."

Screening as part of Anthology Film Archives' Valentines Day Massacre.

February 14 at 9:15 PM
February 16 at 7:00 PM
February 18 at 9:00 PM


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:15pm


Anthology Film Archives
3 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003


(212) 505-5181

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