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Carnal Knowledge

Comedy movie directed by Mike Nichols

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Its All About Relationships

  • Feb 5, 2005
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A very captivating classic this Carnal Knowledge film. A young cocky Jack Nicolson playing opposite the more sensitive Art Garfunkel. Candace Bergen plays the love interest of Garfunkel and for a brief while Nicolosn as well. Some scenes illustrate the point that sensitivity and a gentle way will win the heart of a nice lady.

Ann Margaret's role is an interesting one as well. She certainly fits Nicolson's type to a tee. Then when they shack up together, Nicolson gets annoyed with her. Jack has his own work life and want Ms Margaret to have a life of her own instead of lazing around in bed. Rita Moreno's character has some interest as she enjoys calling the shots in an affair with Garfunkel.

Mostly interesting is the way the friendship between Nicoloson and Garfunkel evolves over the course of their lifetimes from college to mid career. They somehow are able to confide in each other although Nicolson's character seems to feel he can stand on his own two feet more adeptly.

Its long on intrigue, strong on humor but truly all about relationships. And its a raving success in my book.

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review by . May 14, 2000
Pros: an alright movie     Cons: .........     A film centered around the lives of two college roommates, spanning a twenty year era.       Starring Jack Nicholson, Art Garfunkel, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margaret, Rita Moreno and Carol Kane.      Nicholson and Garfunkel are pretty much in competition most of their lives. Starting with a little interaction between the two of them and the breathtaking Bergen, who by the way …
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Director: Mike Nichols
Screen Writer: Jules Feiffer
Runtime: 98 minutes
Studio: Nelson Entertainment
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