Though she always played coy about the fact in interviews, Nora Ephron's novel Heartburn is a thinly disguised "à clef" rehash of her marriage to Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein. Meryl Streep plays Rachel, an influential food critic who marries charismatic columnist Mark (Jack Nicholson) after a whirlwind courtship. Warned that Mark is constitutionally incapable of settling down with any one woman, Rachel gives up her own job to make certain that her marriage works. When Rachel announces that she's pregnant, Mark virtually jumps out of his skin with delight. But as the news sinks in, Mark chafes at the impending responsibilities of fatherhood, and the philandering begins -- as if it had ever really stopped! Our favorite scene: Rachel and her friends being robbed at her therapy group -- that's Kevin Spacey as the robber, in his film debut. Meryl Streep's real-life child Mamie Gummer also appeared in the film as Rachel's daughter. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
|Series||Widescreen DVD collection.|
-- United States
Married people -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, Calif. :Paramount Home Entertainment,2004
Daniels, Jeff, 1955-
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton.
MPAA rating: R.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, restored mono.
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.