Heartburn

1986

Comedy / Drama

93
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 9,059

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Cast

Jack Nicholson as Jerry Black
Kevin Spacey as Eugene Simonet
Mamie Gummer as Tisha
Meryl Streep as Corrine Whitman

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sanjin_9632 7 / 10 / 10

Jack & Meryl are just great..

Just to watch Streep and Nicholson together in a movie is good enough for me. A lot of the scenes seemed kinda improvised. They're crazy good together. I always wondered why they weren't in more movies together. Who knows, maybe they didn't like each other very much in real life. Also, Nicholson always seems to be dancing between genius and insanity. Streep's more the straight-forward type. At least to me. Nora Ephron who wrote this and the supposed autobiographical novel it's based on, wasn't known for immense depth, but for romance. I think every girl or woman who grew up before the start of this century is familiar with her work (Sleepless In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally etc.). 6.6/10 just for the main leads.

Reviewed by PredragReviews 10 / 10 / 10

Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep together!

This film is based on Nora Ephron's "novel". we're told, but the novel was a largely biographical depiction of her failed marriage to Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post journalist famous for his exposure of the Watergate scandal which brought down President Nixon,,a marriage which ended in divorce as a result of his long affair with a fellow journalist. The Carl Bernstein character, Mark Forman, is played by Jack Nicholson with his usual devilish, eyebrow-twitching, grinning charm but the film is carried by Meryl Streep as his long-suffering wife, whose character, writer Rachel Samstadt, seems to age without recourse to added lines or makeup or any of the usual Hollywood trickery but purely by a change of body-language and a certain implied physical heaviness. The film is well-served by its supporting players as well as its principals, notably Stockard Channing and Jeff Daniels. It's both moving and very funny and the fact that their first child, Annie, is played by Streep's real-life daughter makes the mother/child interaction natural and utterly charming. The acting is superb by the whole cast and what could've become an over-dramatic film has wonderful moments of humor that works so well. Although the story is quite sad in parts the film is balanced out by a lot of humor. I found myself laughing out loud at this film a lot. Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson are brilliant, and Carly Simon wrote the soundtrack which is also great. It is still well worth watching. Overall rating: 7 out of 10.

Reviewed by anderssonokompani 10 / 10 / 10

All time favourite romantic drama!

I can watch this movie over and over again and will never get tired of it.Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson at their best! I originally loved the book as well. The ups and downs of a marriage juggling carreers,pregnancy,adulterous spouses,social events etc is really brought up in a masterful but still truthful way. Streep was actually pregnant for real in the movie.The subtext she brings out in her acting and all the little details just make you love her more and more. Her culinary tricks makes you run for your notebook.I actually get so hungry for Carbonara whenever I watch this movie. It is full of tears and laughter and you can't help loving it. I take this movie to my heart forever.

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