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Blume in Love (1973)

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Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife.

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Paul Mazursky

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Paul Mazursky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Stephen Blume
Susan Anspach ... Nina Blume
Kris Kristofferson ... Elmo Cole
Marsha Mason ... Arlene
Shelley Winters ... Mrs. Cramer
Donald F. Muhich Donald F. Muhich ... Analyst
Paul Mazursky ... Kurt Hellman
Erin O'Reilly ... Cindy Chase
Annazette Chase ... Gloria
Shelley Morrison ... Mrs. Greco
Mary Jackson ... Louise
Ed Peck ... Ed Goober
Jo Morrow ... Bar Hostess
Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista ... Older Man
Ian Linhart Ian Linhart ... Young Boy
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Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife. Written by Victor Munoz <vmunoz@macul.ciencias.uchile.cl>

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There's no such thing as a perfect marriage. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1974 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Amantes em Veneza See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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George Dancing with Susan - wearing Red Political Button.-- UFW - United Farm Workers- Boycott Non Union Lettuce! Ref California Farm Workers - Cesar Chavez. See more »

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Quotes

Nina Blume: Are you happy?
Stephen Blume: I'm just not miserable. What more could anybody ask for?
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Settle Down And Get Along
Music & Lyrics by Kris Kristofferson
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Nothin' To It.
21 May 1999 | by Mike-696See all my reviews

"Blume In Love" (1973) begins in Venice, Italy as Blume (George Segal) talks about how this most romantic place changes the way couples think of sex and love while they are visiting. As the movie pushes along Blume talks about his divorce from his ex-wife Nina Blume (Susan Anspach) and his regret from having an extra-marital affair. We also see images of Nina and Blume's honeymoon to Venice. But now Blume is back in Venice on his own after Nina had asked him to leave for a couple of weeks so she could work things out. The rest of the movie contains flashbacks of before and after the divorce.

I have seen one other film by Paul Mazursky [Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)], which was a film that dealt with two couples experimenting in sexual freedom. "Blume In Love" is about a divorce-lawyer named Blume (Segal) who suffers from impotence and despair after he is divorced from his beloved Nina (Anspach). He "can not live without her" he exclaims, and "would rather die if he can't have her back." And dying is something Blume doesn't want, so he has to win her back. He eventually wins her back in an ending that is either ambivalent to the viewer, joyous or they are repulsed by it as was the reviewer before me. It was a very romantic and happy ending, but it was far from realistic

"Blume In Love" is a well-directed film by writer and director Paul Mazursky. The performances by Susan Anspach, George Segal and Kris Kristofferson as Elmo are all wonderful. Kris Kristofferson's Elmo is a very likeable character. His easy-going, laid back "Nothin' To It" look on life is a sharp contrast to the emotional conflict between Nina and Blume. Elmo is a traveling musician who moves in with Nina after she divorces Blume. He enjoys playing his music and having a good time. Blume ends up liking him too, and uses him as a reason to come and visit Nina to win her back.

In the end this was a story about a man desperately trying to win his ex-wife back. He will do everything possible to do so. Along the way we follow him through his despair and sometimes we laugh at it and sometimes we cry.

Directed and written by Paul Mazursky. (Mazursky himself plays Segal's law partner.)


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