• Mr. Jealousy (1998)

Mr. Jealousy

Release Date: June 5th, 1998

DVD Release Date: March 7th, 2000

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

After his first date at age 15 ended with the girl making out with another man at a party, aspiring writer Lester Grimm (Eric Stoltz) has treated all his girlfriends with jealousy and suspicion. While dating Ramona Ray (Annabella Sciorra), paranoia gets the best of him when he discovers that her most recent ex is successful novelist Dashiell Frank (Chris Eigeman). Lester begins attending the same group therapy sessions as Dashiell to learn about Ramona's past with him.

Cast: Eric Stoltz, Annabella Sciorra, Chris Eigeman, Carlos Jacott, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Brian Kerwin, Peter Bogdanovich, Bridget Fonda

Director: Noah Baumbach

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Joel Castleberg Productions

Keywords: 1990s, Love, Relationships, Best friend, Girlfriend, Witty, Transformation, Dark, Offbeat, Love triangle

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Sara WildbergerMiami Herald

    The comedy of errors that ensues sometimes slides into Seinfeld territory -- not that there's anything wrong with that -- but the subtlety of the performances combined with graceful retro filmmaking touches and wry narration keep it well above sitcom level. [1 July 1998, p.2D]

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    While the plot suffers from a few sit-comish aspects and some dumbly juvenile joking around between Lester and his buddies, the film gains strength from small, nutty scenes, dead-on reactions and off-the-wall lines that almost seem improvised. show more

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A deceptively light and impeccably structured comedy that owes a clear cinematic debt to others -- Ernst Lubitsch, Woody Allen and Whit Stillman among them -- yet still manages to speak with a fresh and distinctive voice. [21 Aug. 1998, p.D4]

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