Reuben, Reuben

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Reuben, Reuben ★★★ 1983 (R)

Brilliant, but drunken poet Conti turns himself around when he falls in love with earthy college girl McGillis in her film debut. The student's dog Reuben unwittingly alters Conti's progress, however, in the film's startling conclusion. Based on the writings of Peter DeVries. 100m/C VHS . Tom Conti, Kelly McGillis, Roberts Blossom, E. Katherine Kerr, Cynthia Harris, Joel Fabiani, Kara Wilson, Lois Smith; D: Robert Ellis Miller; W: Julius J. Epstein; M: Billy Goldenberg. Natl. Bd. of Review '83: Actor (Conti); Writers Guild '83: Adapt. Screenplay.