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Chapter Two1979

Chapter Two (1979)



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Though still mourning the death of his wife, a writer meets and begins to fall for an actress and then must contend with his guilty feelings. This adaptation of Neil Simon's Broadway play--also direct from personal experience--features James Caan and Marsha Mason in her true-to-life role.


James Caan
as George Schneider
Marsha Mason
as Jennie MacLaine
Joseph Bologna
as Leo Schneider
Valerie Harper
as Faye Medwick
Judy Farrell
as Gwen Michaels
Alan Fudge
as Lee Michaels
Isabelle Cooley
as Customs Officer
Debra Mooney
as Marilyn
Isabel Cooley
as Customs Officer
Imogene Bliss
as Elderly Lady
Barry Michlin
as Matire d'
Larry Michlin
as Maitre d'
Paul Singh
as Waiter
as Waiter
Ed Miller
as Umpire
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Critic Reviews for Chapter Two

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

The problem with Chapter Two is that it's only a chapter when what we're looking for is a whole story. Too much has been left out.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Chapter Two represents Neil Simon at his big-screen best.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

The success of Neil Simon movies is dispiriting evidence that most people still watch with their ears. 'Seen one, seen 'em all' quite literally applies to his static exercises in theatrical smart-talk and unfailing wit-under-pressure.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Miss Mason gives a vibrant, appealing performance that minimizes the movie's troubles and encourages the audience to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

Simon is usually the most quick-footed and -witted of dialogue writers, but this time he gives us more than two hours of discussions, arguments, debates, reconciliations, and accusations that quickly become tedious.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Decently acted by James Caan and Marsha Mason but poorly directed transfer to the big screen of Neil Simon's Broadway play; it's too literal and theatrical

August 9, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chapter Two


There were some classics in the seventies....and some crummy ones. I put this in the latter category.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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