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Author, Author [1982] [DVD]

3.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Eric Gurry, Bob Dishy
  • Directors: Arthur Hiller
  • Producers: Irwin Winkler
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Jan. 2005
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006OR0Y4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,379 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Ivan Travalian is coping with a Broadway play in rehearsal, but he hasn't experienced anything yet when he must deal with a new adopted family.

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This is a terrific film with a great story and a superb comic performance from Al Pacino as a playwright struggling to balance his personal life, the children left to him by Tuesday Weld from different fathers and a broadway show he's desperately trying to write. The problem is that anyone who has seen this film will know that the end scene has been cut whereby shortly after finding out the NY Times review about his show the scene then cuts to his bedroom with the children crowded round him. This is a shame as this scene wraps the film up perfectly and the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5, still unsure why this scene was cut but stick with the VHS version of this film if you already own it.
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By Suze TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Mar. 2015
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I like this film. It is light and funny. Pacino is his usual endearing self. The kids in it are delightful and entertaining.
And it is a nice little movie to watch when you don't want anything too heavy or anything too sad.
Al plays a New York playwright who has a play about to open.
His wife decides to leave him - and doesn't take her kids with her and he ends up taking care of them all and coping with all the stresses and strains. Its funny.
I love it.
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This movie is fantastic, there are lots of laughs and bittersweet moments scattered throughout a sweet story. The film begins with Al Pacino's Ivan, a New York playwright sharing his birthday with his wife Gloria (Tuesday Weld), his son Igor and her four children from 3 previous marriages. The stepchildren view Pacino as their father as he gives them the attention and affection denied them by their natural fathers who have formed new families of their own. Ivan begins to suspect that Gloria is having an affair as it is indicated that this is how their relationship started. Gloria denies this then abruptly leaves both him and the children as she's decided to move on and find a fifth husband. Ivan goes into denial about his marriage while finding himself with five little guardians who try to shine reality on his hopes of Gloria's return. The half-way point is both hilarious and touching as Ivan surrenders the three older children to their fathers, tries to get his play onto Broadway and romance his leading lady Alice (Dyan Cannon), the latter situation deflates when Gloria returns and has a tantrum because Ivan dares to move on from her. For me the real high point is the climax when the children come home to Ivan who then realises that he is the glue keeping the family together. A must for Pacino fans as he gives a wonderful, hilarious, touchingly paternal performance - and also for anyone who loves a good movie.
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have not watched it yet but with Al Pacino it will be excellent
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