Taglines: If it’s not love, what is it?
Robert Cole (Albert Brooks) is a Hollywood film editor right in the middle of cutting a new science fiction film with George Kennedy. His relationship with very patient bank executive Mary Harvard (Kathryn Harrold) is caught between undying devotion and endless agony. It’s all because selfish Robert is a bit of a self-involved neurotic who can’t quite decide if their relationship is meant to be, mainly because he’s not sure if she’s the one or there’s someone else.
Robert breaks off their relationship only to find that modern romance isn’t as easy as it seems, and the people you love might be the ones you constantly hurt the most. He and Mary end up driving to a cabin in Idyllwild, California, where intense jealousy causes Robert to alternately accuse and annoy Mary and propose marriage to her.
Modern Romance is a 1981 American comedy film directed by and starring Albert Brooks, who also co-wrote the script with Monica Mcgowan Johnson. It co-stars Kathryn Harrold and Bruno Kirby.
Modern Romance (1981)
Directed by: Albert Brooks
Starring: Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Tyann Means,Bruno Kirby, Jane Hallaren, Karen Chandler, Dennis Kort, Virginia Feingold, Thelma Leeds
Screenplay by: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson
Production Design by: Edward Richardson
Cinematography by: Eric Saarinen
Film Editing by: David Finfer
Set Decoration by: James L. Berkey
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: March 13, 1981