Barefoot in the Park

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Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 American comedy film. Based on Neil Simon's 1963 play of the same title, it focuses on newlyweds, Corie and Paul Bratter, and their adventures living in a minuscule sixth floor walk-up apartment in a Greenwich Village brownstone. Stuffed-shirt Paul is a hard-working young attorney just starting his practice, while spontaneous bride Corie is determined to create a romantic environment in one room with no heat, a hole in the skylight, and oddball neighbors.

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  • We opened in New York to surprisingly favorable reviews, although they were far from unanimous. Ted Kalem of Time magazine pointed out that The Star Spangled Girl, as another hit, joins Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, and Sweet Charity, making Neil Simon the first playwright since 1920 to have four Broadway shows running at the same time.” Richard Cooke of The Wall Street Journal called it “the best new comedy to come along this season.” But Walter Kerr of The New York Times said, “Neil Simon didn’t have an idea for a play this year but he wrote it anyway.” I thought that was a brilliantly written line. However, I thought he was only partly right. I did have a good idea for a play this year, but I wasn’t quite up to the one I had in mind. Still, we ran for a full season on Broadway and another season on the road.

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