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      Simon

      PG 1980 1 hr. 37 min. Comedy List
      60% 20 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 100+ Ratings Audience Score This bizarre comedy centers on Simon Mendelssohn (Alan Arkin), a preening professor of psychology who is mischievously duped into believing that he is an extraterrestrial. Dr. Carl Becker (Austin Pendleton) and the other idle think-tank members responsible for his condition also manage to convince the public that he's an alien, resulting in misadventures involving armed soldiers and eccentric commune dwellers when Simon escapes from the halls of academia and out into society. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 28 Buy Now

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      Daniel D A truly brilliant and hilarious film. In a perfect world this would have won Oscars. I discovered this film last night and I have since watched it twice. The dry humour is superb and the gags are hilarious. A perfect mix of high brow and low brow humour. Easily in my top 10 films now. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/24 Full Review Joanne B This movie tries so hard to be funny and droll, it's almost sad. Just awful! Viewers will be embarrassed for this movie and every actor in it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/17/23 Full Review s r Eccentric and stupid. It had some good ideas though. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member just ok reminded me of 'trading places' Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The 2/3 of the movie that works is funny enough to make it worth recommending. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member My favorite scene is the cult leader giving the sermon with the "begats", as in Happy Days begat Laverne and Shirley. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Joseph Gelmis Newsday "Simon" is a thinking person's comedy. Its defects are trivial. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 23, 2021 Full Review Sumner Rand Orlando Sentinel It's all wildly wacky, and Brickman's screenplay takes aim at and neatly punctures many over-blown aspects of modem-day American life. Rated: 3/4 Jun 23, 2021 Full Review Perry Stewart Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com Brickman has given us a very nice piece of whimsy. And his star, Alan Arkin, turns out to be the perfect launching pad for Brickman's barbs. Jun 23, 2021 Full Review John Brosnan Starburst A refreshingly intelligent satire on science and scientists. Jul 26, 2022 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...smug and mostly intolerable... Rated: 1/4 Apr 15, 2022 Full Review Michael McKeever Fresno Bee "Simon" is not a very good film. As a matter of fact, it's a rather bad film. Jun 23, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis This bizarre comedy centers on Simon Mendelssohn (Alan Arkin), a preening professor of psychology who is mischievously duped into believing that he is an extraterrestrial. Dr. Carl Becker (Austin Pendleton) and the other idle think-tank members responsible for his condition also manage to convince the public that he's an alien, resulting in misadventures involving armed soldiers and eccentric commune dwellers when Simon escapes from the halls of academia and out into society.
      Director
      Marshall Brickman
      Screenwriter
      Marshall Brickman
      Production Co
      Bergman Film Company, Orion Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 28, 2016
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