The Woman in Red (1984) - Comedy, Romance

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On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte, an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her, but what would his wife say?

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Gene Wilder
Stars: Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock
Length: 87 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 9 out of 47 found boring (19.14%)

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Some good shots of mid 80's San Francisco and a series of pleasant songs by Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick (including the Academy Award Winning "I Just Called to Say I Love You") help make this a slight bit more tolerable, but the humor is juvenile, the set-up beyond believable, and the script (by Wilder) dull.

It's romantic, funny, engaging and damn right crazy at times!

Why is actually engaging, because it just cannot be explained by fading fashions.

Compared to these highlights, I actually found The Woman in Red slightly dull.

Wilder plays a happily married man who suddenly finds himself in mid-life crisis when he falls for a stunning young model whom he attempts to have an affair with.

Funny, thought-provoking and entertaining film in which Gene Wilder is a man tempted...

Enjoyable comedy .

Grodin is a bit dull although Huddleston is at least lively.

One is hard pressed to recall a memorable effort at this now common practice ("Three Fugitives" was perhaps the most enjoyable), and this 1984 movie is no exception.

In all an entertaining movie, nothing more.

The entire purpose of this seems to be to provide Wilder with an excuse for some physical humor, walking through a thick crowd of people in his character's living room while an instructor drones on about something called "the Alphabet diet:" "You have to watch yourself carefully because by the time you get to 'P,' you might put on all the weight you lost on 'K,'" she tells them.

In the end there are predictable twists and realizations that come right on cue.


"There are also little side bits that never make any sense, like a daughter's boyfriend who sports an aggressive Mohawk hairdo and makes clumsy passes at Teddy's wife, or a destructive and pointless gag Teddy's friends play at a fancy restaurant.

Don't waste your time on this.

I don't know if the difference is just me being 20 years older and more tuned-in with the main character, but now I experienced a warm, enjoyable movie filled with a mild madness I found most appealing.

As a comedy the film is reasonably enjoyable, though most of the best moments are totally unrelated to the plot, which of course is rather weak.

He has hit a stall in his life and is bored.

The real fun is in the interaction between and among Wilder's friends, a truly enjoyable experience.

Enjoyable and Crazy Comedy.

Wilder ideally casts himself as a happily-married advertising agent whose chance 'encounter' with the stunning title character (portrayed by débutante Kelly LeBrock, a former model and future Mrs. Steven Seagal!

The film paints a picture of Wilder chasing LeBrock which at times does feel a little forced, but is enjoyable nonetheless, because LeBrock is so beautiful, and Wilder is just lovable too!

But, unlike most comedy films, there is a decent and enjoyable storyline included as well.

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wilder's movie is a total steal, yet, he succeeded at making it unfunny, boring, it's a total disrespect to the original movie and the actors aren't good.