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Heartburn is a celebrated drama based on Nora Ephron’s semi-autobiographical novel Heartburn.  The books adaptation to film stars Meryl Streep as Rachel Samstat, a New York City food writer and Jack Nicholson as Mark Forman, a political columnist in Washington D.C.  Rachel and Mark meet at a mutual friends wedding and a relationship is made.  The two are soon married and have a child together.  The family moves to Georgetown and buys an old home and are inspired to renovate the home themselves in order to have a home they always dreamed of.  The renovations however, are much more work than either thought and the couple’s relationship becomes strained.  Rachel puts all their past quarrels aside when she finds out she is pregnant and makes a final sacrifice to save her marriage, quitting her job and becoming a stay at home mom.

While Rachel is pregnant she discovers that Mark has been having an affair with another woman.  Devastated she moves back to NYC and attempts to jumpstart her career while living with her father.  Mark is not far behind, following Rachel to New York and begging her to take him back.  Rachel determined to give Mark a second chance returns to Georgetown; Rachel is only disappointed when Mark never truly changes his philandering ways.

Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is famous for her roles in numerous movies, including Manhattan, The Briges of Madison County, The Manchurian Candidate, Mama Mia!, Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, Death Becomes Her, Adaptation, Julie and Julia, Doubt, and The Devil Wears Prada.

Three time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson has a full acting career that goes back to the 1950’s.  He is known for great movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining, Batman, A Few Good Men, As Good As It Gets, Anger Management, The Departed, and The Bucket List.

Take the TCM Classic Film Tour the building where Rachel goes to stay with her father and escape her marital problems.  These and other great sites will have you feeling like you stepped into a scene from one of your favorite classic films.

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