Dudley Moore

I watched  Mickie and Maude on telly the other evening.

It is a stylish and very funny romantic comedy about a newsmagazine reporter (Moore) married to a workaholic attorney named Micki (Ann Reinking) who longs to be a father and begins an affair with an attractive and funny cellist named Maude (Amy Irving) who he gets pregnant. He agrees to divorce Micki and marry Maude until Micki announces she is also pregnant. Since Micki's pregnancy is high risk, he doesn't want to stress her out so he marries Maude without divorcing Micki and that's when his life becomes complicated to no end. The three stars are absolutely wonderful in their roles. Moore won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy.

It was my first movie of Dudley Moore. After the movie I looked him up on the internet to check his filimography and also learnt that he passed away in the year 2002.

I specially liked the part where he corrects his costar, Richard Mulligan, for grammar when his life is in a total mess.

Quote:

Moore: I don't want to divorce, Micki, I just want to marry Maude.
Mulligan: You can't have your cake and eat it too.
Moore: I've been with her for ten years. I can't give them up just like that. And it's have your cake and eat it too.
Mulligan: What do you mean?
Moore: To eat it and still have some left, that is the trick.
Mulligan: Eat your cake, have your cake, who cares? You're about to get a plate of sauteed brains thrown into your face, your entire career is the toilet, and now you're correcting my grammar?

Moore: To eat it and still have some left, that is the trick.
Mulligan: Eat your cake, have your cake, who cares? You're about to get a plate of sauteed brains thrown into your face, your entire career is the toilet, and now you're correcting my grammar?

Must watch a few other titles from this brilliant actor!

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