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In Elaine May's second directorial outing, Charles Grodin stars as Lenny, a slick salesman who, while honeymooning with his new bride, Lila (Jeannie Berlin, May's daughter), begins to have second thoughts about his marriage. Once Lenny spots the gorgeous Kelly (Cybill Shepherd), he is lost forever. Legally divesting himself of poor Lila, he follows Kelly to her upper-middle-class home, where he runs into the formidable opposition of her father (Eddie Albert), who states bluntly that he'd rather be dragged from a horse by his tongue than allow Lenny to become his son-in-law. The picture received critical kudos for Neil Simon's adroit screenplay, May's knowing direction, and Grodin's on-target performance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charles Grodin Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eddie Albert Best Supporting Actor 1972 Nominee
New York Film Critics Circle Jeannie Berlin Best Supporting Actress 1972 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jeannie Berlin Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeannie Berlin Best Supporting Actress 1972 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Neil Simon Best Screenplay 1972 Nominee

Cast

Charles Grodin
as Lenny
Cybill Shepherd
as Kelly
Jeannie Berlin
as Lila
Eddie Albert
as Mr. Corcoran
Audra Lindley
as Mrs. Corcoran
William Prince
as Colorado Man
Heather Wayne
Doris Roberts
as Mrs. Cantrow
Augusta Dabney
as Colorado Woman
Mitchell Jason
as Cousin Ralph
Art Metrano
as Entertainer
Marilyn Putnam
as Mrs. Kolodny
Jack Hausman
as Mr. Kolodny
Tim Browne
as Kelly's Boyfriend
Jean Scoppa
as Flower Girl
Tim Browne
as Kelly's Boyfriend
Art Metrano
as Entertainer
Mitchell Jason
as Cousin Ralph
Marilyn Putnam
as Mrs. Kolodny
Augusta Dabney
as Colorado Woman
Jack Hausman
as Mr. Kolodny
Doris Roberts
as Mrs. Cantrow

Crew

Elaine May
Director
Michael Hausman
Producer
Edgar J. Scherick
Producer
Neil Simon
Screenwriter
Owen Roizman
Cinematographer
Garry Sherman
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Sylbert
Art Director
Anthea Sylbert
Costume Designer
Michael Hausman
Production Manager
Bruce Jay Friedman
Short Story Author
Irving Buchman
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