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Plaza Suite (1971)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 May 1971 (USA)
Three vignettes, each set in room 719 of New York's Plaza Hotel, make up this comedy.

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Borden Eisler
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Storyline

Three separate stories concerning relationship issues are presented, each largely taking place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. In story one, suburban New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash are spending the night in the hotel as their house is being painted, but more importantly for Karen because it is their twenty-"something" wedding anniversary, the hotel where they spent their honeymoon. While Karen wants to recreate the romance that she remembers of their wedding night, Sam is preoccupied with business matters. But it is other issues that highlight their fundamental differences that may demonstrate if they will make it to twenty-something plus one. In story two, womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger has exactly two hours free during his whirlwind stay in New York, which he wants to fill with a quickie. Of the many women he calls, the first to agree to meet at his suite is his old hometown flame, married Muriel Tate. Muriel, who knows what Jesse wants, he who... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Apartament la Hotelul Plaza  »

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Trivia

One of around a half-a-dozen Neil Simon written films which have been remade. The movies include Plaza Suite (1971), The Odd Couple (1968), The Goodbye Girl (1977), The Sunshine Boys (1975), The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Barefoot in the Park (1967) and The Out of Towners (1970). See more »

Goofs

Each act is set in Suite 719. In Act 3, Ed Hubley goes out on the ledge outside the suite's window. However in the final shot of The Plaza it is clear that the ledge is outside the fourth floor (not the seventh floor). See more »

Quotes

[Peering through the keyhole on the bathroom door]
Norma Hubley: Oh my god!
Roy Hubley: What is it?!
Norma Hubley: I ripped my stockings.
Roy Hubley: Is she in there?
Norma Hubley: She's in there, she's in there. Where am I going to get another pair of stockings?
Roy Hubley: Well if she doesn't show up who's gonna look at you?
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Tangerine
Written by Johnny Mercer and Victor Schertzinger
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Dialogue heaven...
19 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

The old cliche applies to this brilliantly acted and wonderfully scripted film; they don't make them like this any more. The comedy, the intensity, the emotion is all in the dialogue and in the performances of the leading ladies and of course, that of Walter Matthau as the three lead male characters.

The dialogue crackles from start to finish. I don't think a script like this would ever get the green light in Hollywood today. Too much talk, not enough drama, nothing that really happens. In many ways it's more like a French film.

Walter Matthau is from that wonderful generation of fifties and sixties comic actors who could be over-the-top without overracting (Peter Sellers, Phil Silvers, Tony Hancock etc.). He manages to do this whilst never losing his grip on his characters and always managing to surprise with his subtle facial expressions and the comic timing of his movement.

Great performances and a great film.


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