The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker

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"The story of a married man with a hobby. So what's wrong with being a voyeur?"
  • R
  • 1971
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.1  (174)

The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker is a romantic comedy-drama from 1971 that follows the story of Richard (Richard Benjamin), a successful and ambitious 24-year-old stockbroker who has everything he needs to live the good life. He has a wealthy family, a beautiful girlfriend, and a promising career. But it soon becomes apparent that something is missing in his life.

Richard is bored with his routine life, and his girlfriend, Joan (Joanna Shimkus), seems more interested in art and culture than in helping him achieve his dreams. To make matters worse, Richard's parents are putting pressure on him to get married and settle down. With all this going on, Richard starts to have a mid-life crisis at the age of 24.

One night, Richard meets a mysterious woman named Laura (Elizabeth Ashley) at a party. She is a free spirit who lives life on her own terms and doesn't care about what anyone thinks of her. Richard is immediately smitten, and he starts to pursue Laura with a newfound passion. He even goes so far as to quit his job and become a struggling artist just to be closer to her.

As Richard starts to spend more and more time with Laura, he begins to discover parts of himself that he never knew existed. He starts to question his values, his priorities, and his entire way of life. Meanwhile, Joan is growing increasingly frustrated with Richard's lack of ambition, and his parents are getting impatient for him to settle down and start a family.

As the movie unfolds, Richard must choose between two very different women and two very different paths in life. Will he stick with Joan and his predictable, comfortable life? Or will he follow his heart and run away with Laura, even if it means giving up everything he has worked for up to this point?

The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker offers a playful and often poignant exploration of love, ambition, and the search for self-fulfillment. The film features strong performances from Benjamin, Shimkus, and Ashley, as well as a witty and engaging screenplay by Charles Grodin and Paul Mazursky. The movie is also notable for its stylish direction by Lawrence Turman, who infuses the film with a sense of whimsy and romance that perfectly captures the spirit of the late 60s and early 70s.

Overall, The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker is a charming and entertaining movie that offers both laughs and heartfelt moments. It is a must-watch for fans of romantic comedies and coming-of-age stories, as well as for anyone who has ever felt trapped by their own success and yearned for something more meaningful in their lives.

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    6.1  (174)