Something Short of Paradise (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

Something Short of Paradise1979

Something Short of Paradise (1979)





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The relationship between Madeleine Ross (Susan Sarandon), a journalist, and Harris Sloane (David Steinberg), an art theater owner is the focus of this standard love story. Neither protagonist is shown being very active in their respective careers, especially considering how active they are in thinking about and connecting to, or disconnecting from each other. Their relationship is anything but steady, so when Madeleine meets the famous French star Jean-Fidel Mileau (played by the famous French star Jean-Pierre Aumont), he is a potent diversion and catalyst for true love at the same time.


Susan Sarandon
as Madeline Ross
David Steinberg
as Harris Sloane
Ted Pugh
as Frank
William Francis
as Hotel Manager
Elizabeth Abassi
as Elderly Lady at Airport
Fred Nassif
as Desk Clerk
Robert Miller
as Third Reporter
Joan Pape
as First Reporter
Bernie Passeltiner
as Elevator Operator
Martha Sherrill
as Mrs. Peel
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Critic Reviews for Something Short of Paradise

All Critics (1) extremely blatant riff on Annie Hall.

January 26, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Something Short of Paradise

Blah romance has Susan Sarandon as a strength but is almost completely derailed by Steinberg. Not only does he have the screen charisma of a lemming the character he plays is an annoying jerk. The viewer could care less about whether the main couple get together which is fatal to this kind of film.

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