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Thanks for the recommendation! If it's Puritanical to think it's weird that a woman would ask her husband to sleep with one of her best friends to try to get her pregnant then I guess I should be wearing a Pilgrim hat. ;) I love older movies but this script is so awkward it made me cringe. There's plenty of better films about boomers like "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "Ordinary People." Mark Duplass. They play off each other really well. You hit the nail on the head. He's Robert Moses all the way <spoiler>with the exception of the secret daughter</spoiler>. A Moses biopic would make a fascinating film it if was the done the right way like "The Founder" which I loved because it was like "The Social Network" for fast food. Moses wielded so much power for so many years (1920s-1970s), but he was never elected to public office. Crazy to think that some bureaucrats can have so much entrenched power without ever having to run for office, but I think it happens more often than we assume. Yes, another quality performance. I've always been impressed by her role choices and versatility. Have you seen "The One I Love?" Most wonderfully inventive rom-com I've ever seen. Agreed! Every so often Netflix's recommendations are actually quality. Yes, indeed. I'm glad that Mamet decided to give some extra bits of flourish to the screenplay. When it comes to dialogue, there's very few writers who can turn a phrase as well as him. I've always considered Baldwin's speech a sort of companion to another great Mamet monologue--the dinner speech he wrote for Al Capone (Robert De Niro) in "The Untouchables." And you're right, I'd rank Lemmon's performance here as his strongest dramatic role (and that's out of a storied career). Hard to pick just one in a movie so full of memorable scenes, but I have to go with Baldwin's iconic speech. Mamet wrote a monologue for the ages and Baldwin absolutely crushed it. Shelly's phone calls to his daughter are absolutely heartbreaking. Lemmon deserved an Oscar based on those calls alone. Right? Me, too. I think Moss deserves a Best Actress nomination, but unfortunately genre films like this aren't usually recognized in the acting categories. View all replies >