Available to Rent or Buy on Apple iTunes

Available to Rent or Buy

Watch Now

Portnoy's Complaint (1972)

06/19/1972 (US) DramaComedy 1h 41m
  • User
    Score

Some book. Some movie.

Overview

The film focuses on the trials and tribulations of Alexander Portnoy, a Jewish man employed as the assistant commissioner of human opportunity for New York City. During a session with his psychoanalyst, he explores his childhood, his relationship with his overbearing mother, his sexual fantasies and desires, his problems with women, and his obsession with his own religion. Via flashbacks, we learn about his affairs with Bubbles Girardi, the daughter of a local hoodlum; Israeli Naomi; and shiksa Mary Jane Reid, whose nickname "Monkey" reflects her remarkable agility at achieving a variety of sexual positions. Mary Jane seemingly is the girl of Portnoy's dreams, but as their relationship deepens and she begins to pressure him into giving her a ring, he shrinks from making a permanent commitment to her. Wikipedia

  1. Ernest Lehman

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Philip Roth

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Benjamin

    Richard Benjamin

    Alexander Portnoy

  2. Karen Black

    Karen Black

    Mary Jane Reid

  3. Lee Grant

    Lee Grant

    Sophie Portnoy

  4. Jack Somack

    Jack Somack

    Jack Portnoy

  5. Renée Lippin

    Renée Lippin

    Hannah Portnoy

  6. Jeannie Berlin

    Jeannie Berlin

    Bubbles Girardi

  7. Kevin Conway

    Kevin Conway

    Smolka

  8. Lewis J. Stadlen

    Mandel (as Lewis Stadlen)

  9. View More

Full Cast & Crew

Portnoy's Complaint
Portnoy's Complaint

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -

Keywords

Content Score

93

Almost there...

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page