1981

THE ESSENTIALS

No Essentials.

——JEFF’S PICKS——

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MODERN ROMANCE (Albert Brooks)

To some, Albert Brooks is an acquired taste. To me, if you don’t acquire it, there’s something wrong with you. He doesn’t make movies all that often. Unlike Woody Allen (with whom he’s sometimes compared), he doesn’t make a film until the concept is complete. All of his films are well thought through. And none is better than this hilarious take on the romantic travails of our hapless hero, played by Brooks himself. The quaalude scene alone is worth the price of admission.

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