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Mark Linn-Baker - Opening night of Fiddler On the Roof at the Broadway Theatre - Arrivals. at Broadway Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 21st December 2015

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Mark Linn-Baker - One night only reading of The Man Who Came To Dinner at Studio 54 - Party Arrivals at Studio 54, - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 8th December 2015

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Mark Linn-Baker - Opening night for Clever Little Lies at the Westside Theatre - Arrivals. at Westside Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th October 2015

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Michael McGrath, Andy Karl, Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and Mark Linn-Baker - Broadway celebration after party for On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre - Arrivals. at American Airlines Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 12th March 2015

Michael Mcgrath, Andy Karl, Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and Mark Linn-baker
Michael Mcgrath, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl and Mark Linn-baker
Michael Mcgrath, Andy Karl, Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and Mark Linn-baker

Mark Linn-Baker, Mary Louise Wilson, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Karl, Michael McGrath, Kevin Stites, Warren Carlyle, Scott Ellis and cast members - Photo call for Broadway's On the 20th Century, held at American Airlines Theatre. at American Airlines Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 29th January 2015

Mark Linn-baker, Mary Louise Wilson, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Karl, Michael Mcgrath, Kevin Stites, Warren Carlyle, Scott Ellis and Cast Members
Mark Linn-baker, Mary Louise Wilson, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Karl, Michael Mcgrath, Kevin Stites, Warren Carlyle, Scott Ellis and Cast Members
Mark Linn-baker, Mary Louise Wilson, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Karl and Michael Mcgrath
Mark Linn-baker, Mary Louise Wilson, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Karl and Michael Mcgrath
Mark Linn-baker, Mary Louise Wilson, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Karl and Michael Mcgrath

How Do You Know Review


Good

Brooks is back with another warm, smart romance along the lines of As Good As It Gets. The snappy characters are well-played by a strong cast, which makes it steadily entertaining even if it's not hugely believable.

Professional softball player Lisa (Witherspoon) and businessman Paul (Rudd) are strangers who are set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. But they discount the possibility of even meeting because Paul has become serious with his girlfriend (Conn) and Lisa is seeing a star baseball player (Wilson). Then their lives both take a turn. Lisa is cut from her team, and Paul becomes the target of a Federal investigation into the business he runs for his father (Nicholson). As their paths keep crossing, they begin to see each other in a different light.

As usual, Brooks writes extremely clever dialog that blends brainy sassiness and emotional resonance, and the film is packed with scenes in which characters have all kinds of lucid insight into the nature or relationships, usually in contrast to someone who's extremely clueless. The formula is a bit of a strain, but it keeps us engaged, mainly because the script crackles with hilariously incisive one-liners and comical gags.

And the cast members all play their roles as if they're sliding into comfy slippers. Witherspoon and Wilson are funny and laid back as well as effortlessly astute and oblivious, respectively. Rudd is breezy and adorable even as his life is flooded with sadness. Nicholson squirms a bit in an against-type role but comes up with some fine comical moments. And everyone is hugely likeable, even when two of them do rather nasty things to the other two.

Although actually they only think nasty thoughts, because the film never gets very down and dirty about the story's dark corners. It's one of those films that skims happily across the surface while making pointed observations that catch us off guard because they seem to reveal something about the nature of relationships. This leaves us feeling warm and thoughtful, even if the film ultimately fades from memory in about the time it takes for the lights to come up in the cinema.

How Do You Know Trailer


Since being cut from the USA softball team Lisa hasn't been having the best time of it, her relationship with her professional baseball pitcher boyfriend isn't as strong as she'd like and there's not much else going on in her life; until she meets George in a lift, George is instantly infatuated with the beautiful Lisa and so begins a love triangle, but who'll win out? The business man in the middle of a crisis or the baseball player?

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Adam Review


Weak
Quirky and cute almost to the point of distraction, the offbeat romance is only rescued by its likeable cast and an intriguing storyline. But the writer-director overstates everything, and encourages his actors to do the same.

Adam (Dancy) lives in a Manhattan flat on his own after the death of his father. He has Asperger syndrome, working as a toy company microchip developer and pretty hopeless at relationships. Then Beth (Byrne) moves into his building, and they strike up a friendship that leads to romance. She's attracted to his honesty, although her parents (Gallagher and Irving) aren't so sure. And the events that follow in both Adam's and Beth's lives put a heavy strain on their relationship.

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My Favorite Year Review


Excellent
Here's a funny little number based, as it happens, on a night in the life of Errol Flynn, when he showed up drunk to appear on Sid Caesar's variety show. O'Toole plays a Flynn-esque swashbuckler, Bologna is faux Sid, and Linn-Baker (pre Perfect Strangers) is their go-between. Touching and altogether happy, this is an easy Favorite.

Noises Off! Review


Very Good
Loads of fun, and not just because Nicollette Sheridan is in her underwear for the entire movie. Noises Off! is an uneven but very entertaining adaptation of the play, which in turn is about a play being staged with various degrees of failure, thanks to inappropriate relationships, drunkeness, and various mishaps on set. They don't make balls-out slapstick movies like this any more -- not for adults, anyway -- and you really don't think of them being directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

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How Do You Know Movie Review

How Do You Know Movie Review

Brooks is back with another warm, smart romance along the lines of As Good As...

How Do You Know Trailer

How Do You Know Trailer

Since being cut from the USA softball team Lisa hasn't been having the best time...

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Adam Movie Review

Quirky and cute almost to the point of distraction, the offbeat romance is only rescued...

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