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A Fish in the Bathtub (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy | March 1999 (USA)
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Sam (Jerry Stiller) and Molly (Anne Meara) are a classic bickering old couple, and their marriage has been forty years of sparring. Yet, when Sam refuses to move the carp he's keeping in ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Stiller ... Sam
Anne Meara ... Molly
Mark Ruffalo ... Joel
Jane Adams ... Ruthie
Missy Yager ... Sharon
Paul Benedict ... Milo
Doris Roberts ... Frieda
Louis Zorich ... Morris
Phyllis Newman ... Sylvia Rosen
Val Avery ... Abe
Bob Dishy ... Lou Moskowitz
Jonathan Hogan Jonathan Hogan ... Eldon Krantz
Rose Arrick Rose Arrick ... Rose
Pamela Gray ... Tracy Laughlin
Mordecai Lawner Mordecai Lawner ... Bernie
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Storyline

Sam (Jerry Stiller) and Molly (Anne Meara) are a classic bickering old couple, and their marriage has been forty years of sparring. Yet, when Sam refuses to move the carp he's keeping in their spare bathroom, Molly becomes fed up and unexpectedly leaves. Molly moves in with their grown son and starts dating an old friend. The couple's daughter convinces Sam to try to win his wife back and rediscover his own sense of romance.

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The fish stays...the marriage goes! A comedy about long term relationships.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fish in the Bathtub See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,237, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$1,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,237
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Mid-life crisis for everybody!
5 June 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

Watching Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara together, we can trace the hilarious origins of Ben Stiller's dry wit.

The fish in a bathtub is a metaphor.

Yeah, I know it's a metaphor. Are you havin' an affair?

I need some tea!

Trapped in conventionality, the old "happily" married couple have their own rocky marriage plus they get to witness weddings on the rocks and a funeral. Stiller and Meara are two pros showing us the way to wedded blitz! Plus, the other characters give us variations on the theme.

The film is casually paced to fit the rhythms of life's ups and downs. Perhaps this film should be required viewing for anyone thinking of getting married or having an affair.

Thumbs up for the Oriental ointment that makes this an amusing farce. See it if you get the chance.


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