Almost You (1985): Adam Broks Ensemble-Driven Yuppie Comedy

In Almost You, Adam Brooks’ indie comedy, co-written by him and Mark Horowitz, a married couple goes through rough times, when the wife, Erica, dislocates her hip in a traffic accident, and her husband Eric decides to bring a live-in nurse.

Before long, complications ensue when both spouses show romantic interest in the physical therapist.

The comedy, which premiered at the 1985 Sundance Film Fest (in Dramatic Competition) and was released by Fox, belongs to a cycle of zeitgeist films about yuppies.

Modestly budgeted, “Almost You” is mostly set indoors, in a Manhattan’s Gramercy Park apartment.

The film benefits from an ensemble of young and talented actors, such as Brooke Adams, Griffin Dunne (who in the same year played another yuppie in Scorsese’s classic “After Dark”), Laura Dern, Dana Delany, Josh Mostel (Zero’s son), and others.


Camera: Alexander Gruszynski

Music: Jonathan Elias

Running time: 96 Minutes