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      First Monday in October

      R Released Aug 21, 2001 1h 40m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 45% Audience Score 500+ Ratings The Supreme Court's first woman (Jill Clayburgh), a conservative, debates and dates her grumpy colleague (Walter Matthau), a liberal. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 2/5 May 7, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 2, 2005 Full Review Rebecca Murray About.com Rated: 2/5 Nov 18, 2004 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice First Day in October puts up front the precise comic timing of Walter Matthau as an outspoken liberal justice of the Supreme Court. Jan 31, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Joseph L Mattau gives a solid performance, but this movie just drifts along with no point. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/16/23 Full Review steve d It was undercut by a more interesting true story at the time. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review s r Interesting premise, poor delivery and another lost flixster rating. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Frances H Intelligent script and clever dialogue seems tailor-made for Matthau and Clayburgh. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/03/15 Full Review Audience Member (** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member "First Monday in October" had all of the makings of a controversial film until the events depicted in the picture happened for real shortly before the film's release. Sandra Day O'Connor's nomination to the Supreme Court really took the wind out of this film's sails at an inopportune time. But even taken as a piece of fiction, which it is, it's a very entertaining film that is a lot less serious and dull than you might expect. This is definitely not a dry political film. The screenplay is light and lively, and the talented performers bring it to life in a fresh and funny way. Jill Clayburgh is perfectly suited for her role, smart and beautiful, and she owns the role from the first moment she appears on the screen. Even better is her veteran co-star Walter Matthau as a seasoned judge and Clayburgh's intellectual equal. His performance here shows why Matthau was widely considered to be one of the best actors of his generation. It's a pleasure watching him work, and every single relationship he has in the picture is a fascinating one. I'm not sure how accurately the film portrays the behind the scenes workings of the Court (I suspect it's not very accurate at all), but it's a very entertaining movie with a lot of sharp dialogue and witty banter. The story of Clayburgh's scandal-in-the-making involving her dead husband is somewhat muddles, but it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of watching the two leads square off. It's more than enough to carry this film through its rough spots. "First Monday in October" doesn't work very well as a history lesson, but it is very entertaining nonetheless. Sometimes that's all you can really ask a movie to be, and on that level it works. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The Supreme Court's first woman (Jill Clayburgh), a conservative, debates and dates her grumpy colleague (Walter Matthau), a liberal.
      Director
      Ronald Neame
      Producer
      Paul M. Heller, Martha Scott
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 21, 2001, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 40m
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