She suggests the real passions and hurts that her character must feel. Release Date: R 2 hr 0 min Follow the movie on Plot Summary Actress Georgia Marsha Mason gets out of treatment for alcohol addiction, only to be greeted by a host of interpersonal problems. The same with the film's homosexual, who can complain of loneliness, rejection, feelings of inadequacy, can do everything, indeed, except be gay onscreen. This enables you to watch the video without an Internet connection. How great to revisit a Neil Simon film that is character driven, with smart dialogue and performances of quality. Both of them impress with their ability to act naturally, dramatically, and comedically from scene to scene. Take, for example, the business of his central character's alcoholism.
She falls down quite a bit throughout the film, but always manages to get back up and keep moving forward with her life and her recovery from alcohol dependence. Georgia congratulates him while Toby looks on in silence. Walsh , Kristy McNichol , James Coco , Joan Hackett , David Dukes , John Bennett Perry , Guy Boyd , Venida Evans , John Vargas , Dan Monahan , Kevin Bacon , directed by Glenn A. He calmly asks her to reconsider and she finally laughs, and takes the script home. The content files usually are stored on external sites.
If Simon had cared enough to look into the subject, he might, given his undeniable comic gifts, have been inspired to write some really good stuff about the joys and pitfalls of sobriety. Also about exes who are an actress and a playwright. The scene where the college boys mistake them for sisters still. Touched with laughter and tears. The other people in the movie seem to be drawn from superficial medical advice columns, advice for the lovelorn, and the character insights of popular songs. With a renewed sense of confidence, she strongly refuses and hangs up. Maybe that is not so bad.
Georgia agrees, although not confident that she is ready. When Georgia leaves, the stranger follows and violently drags her into a darkened alley where he her. She gives a towering performance that hits all the right notes. Simon's screenplay is also one of his best, and it's been treated with care by Glenn Jordan, a television director whose first theatrical film this is. Marsha Mason shines as the actress who struggles with alcohol dependency and sabotages her long-awaited reunion with her teenage daughter played by Kristy McNichol by relapsing in a very public, humiliating way. Watch movies online for free on StreamM4u and M4ufree! My Mom took me to see this when I was a freshman in high school. Her two best friends are dragging her down with their self-involvement, but her friends are the least of her worries.
The late Joan Hackett from the suspense thriller Five Desperate Woman seasons this drama with gut popping humor. This is Marsha Mason's finest Neil Simon project in my view , and Kristy McNichol is just wonderful. Stress levels skyrocket when Georgia's angst-ridden teenager, Polly Kristy McNichol , needs a place to live, and her ex-husband David Dukes pressures her to star in a new film that spills secrets about their defunct relationship. Who knew it could hurt so much and be so funny at the same time? The film makes me miss seeing Kristy McNicol, she was such a natural. Wonderful actresses and the rest of the cast were spectacular as well. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert.
In other shots in the same scene, the continuity is so sloppy that the glass disappears from the piano, but never mind. We do not check the links and have no influence on videos that are hidden behind the streaming link. The film would like to be funny and poignant, and it is neither. You are watching the movie Only When I Laugh 1981 A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. The doctor congratulates her on her wonderful progress. Everything Neil Simon writes is gold. Polly, unaware of events, arrives at Toby's with her new boyfriend.
Georgia retreats to the kitchen and proceeds to drink multiple glasses of champagne. Only When I Laugh is no exception. I saw this film in the movie theater with my mother when it first opened in 1981. There is not a false note here by her. For more information, go to the. At rehearsals, Georgia brings David a gift-wrapped present.
Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for replay for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for download. Some new release movies become unavailable for downloading for a limited time due to licensing restrictions. Warmth and humor are the constants in what could otherwise be a very depressing film. Actress Georgia Marsha Mason gets out of treatment for alcohol addiction, only to be greeted by a host of interpersonal problems. That means that it is about serious subjects. If you loved Marsha Mason in Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl then don't miss Only When I Laugh! Just watched it again and have a new found appreciation for them both.
Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. Marsha Mason was always a natural at delivering his words to the screen. The pathos and the wisecracks don't come at you with the usual relentlessness. Then she hits the streets, where her entire program for maintaining sobriety seems to consist of a keeping up a brave front, b looking noble, c wallowing in self-pity with the encouragement of her neurotic friends, d quickly walking past bars, and e gulping a drink the moment things start to go wrong. Polly realizes that her mother has relapsed, and that Toby and Jimmy are back to covering up for her. Her two best friends are dragging her down with their self-involvement, but her friends are the least of her worries.
After he leaves, Georgia goes out to buy cigarettes at a neighborhood bar, but then sits down to start drinking and strikes up a flirty conversation with a stranger. This movie walks an entertaining line between being a comedy about drama. It does not mean Simon examines them seriously. In the scenes where Simon does try to grapple with his film's issues, he exhibits little understanding. Georgia continues to talk about the play despite Toby revealing that her marriage might be in trouble.