Reuben, Reuben (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

Reuben, Reuben (1983)




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Movie Info

Tom Conti stars as a drunken Scottish poet who preys upon the lasses of a New England college town by swooning over them with poetry and bedding them with a passion. He'd probably have continued in such fashion for who knows how long, were in not for his encounter with a lovely homespun gal (Kelly McGillis), who sets his head spinning in a lovesick swirl and forces him to get his life on track.


Tom Conti
as Gowan McGland
Kelly McGillis
as Geneva Spofford
Roberts Blossom
as Frank Spofford
E. Katherine Kerr
as Lucille Haxby
Joel Fabiani
as Dr. Haxby
Kara Wilson
as Edith McGland
Lois Smith
as Mare Spofford
Ed L. Grady
as Dr. Ormsby
Ed Grady
as Dr. Ormsby
Damon Douglas
as Tad Springer
Rex Robbins
as C.B. Springer
Jack Davidson
as George Spofford
Robert Nichols
as Harry Pycraft
Tom McGowan
as TV Interviewer
Dan Doby
as Alvin
Barry Bell
as Man at Bar
Rene Copeland
as Girl at Bar
Roger Black
as Bartender
Gladys Levitan
as Woman at Party
Angus McGuire
as Conductor
Paul Austin
as N.Y. Bartender
Mary-Fran Lyman
as Club Woman
Claudia Geraghty
as Club Woman
Joanna Morgan
as Club Woman
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Critic Reviews for Reuben, Reuben

All Critics (7)

...Reuben, Reuben is a tragic-comedy of the highest order...

September 15, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Very much in the British tradition of literary quality, this intimate, intelligent film is extremely well acted by Tom Conti in an Oscar-nominated performance.

July 20, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A comic adaptation of a witty Peter DeVries novel.

August 19, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

intelligent and very well-acted

July 19, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Reuben, Reuben

Funny and moving.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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