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Bittersweet Love (1976)

PG | | Drama, Romance | October 1976 (USA)
Young married couple expecting a baby suddenly discover they are half-brother and sister.

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Claire Peterson
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Howard Lewis
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Marian Lewis
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Ben Peterson
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Michael Lewis
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Patricia Peterson (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
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Roz
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Denise DeMirjian ...
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John Friedrich ...
Josh Lewis
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Judy
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Jack Jozefson ...
Mr. Schoste (as Jac Jozefson Jr.)
Vincent Milana ...
Dr. Green (as Vince Milana)
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Los Angeles based architect Michael Lewis and Russian language instructor Patricia Peterson - "Pete" to her friends - meet and quickly fall in love. Although Michael asked her before the news, they decide to get married after Pete announces that she's pregnant with his child. All these events happen before each has had a chance to meet the other's family. As Pete's La Jolla based parents, Ben and Claire Peterson, are traveling the world and will not be back in time for the wedding, Michael and Pete decide to hold the ceremony in Vancouver, where Michael grew up and where his parents, Howard and Marian Lewis, still live. Of the four parents, the one person who is seemingly not happy with what is transpiring in their children's lives is Claire, her uneasiness strengthened when she finally meets Michael for the first time far along into Pete's pregnancy, and views the wedding photographs. Her uneasiness is due to a long held secret she's been keeping, that secret which is now tearing her... Written by Huggo

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Gig Young was replaced by Robert Lansing after only a few days of shooting, reportedly because he could not remember his lines. See more »

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All in the Family
2 May 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Over the opening credits, an attractive young couple appears glum. The woman is pregnant. After the credits, we flashback to the meeting of teacher Meredith Baxter (as Patricia "Pete" Peterson) and architect Scott Hylands (as Michael Lewis). The two seem as close as "made for each other" as two can get. Because they are away on a cruise, Ms. Baxter's parents Lana Turner (as Claire) and Robert Alda (as Ben) are unable to attend the impending wedding. Happily, Mr. Hylands' parents Robert Lansing (as Howard) and Celeste Holm (as Marian) are present. But something is not right...

While showing off her wardrobe, Ms. Turner begins having dramatic moments. Soon, a family secret is revealed. Now, we know why Baxter and Hylands were looking glum in the opening. In the production style of a TV movie, "Bittersweet Love" brings up an interesting topic and takes it nowhere. Most obviously, Baxter and Hylands should have accepted an apparent lucky incident and take precautions to avoid future problems. That Baxter's character can't accept this is perfectly understandable, but not sufficiently explained; the problem is slighted and the outcome unsatisfactory.

**** Bittersweet Love (10/76) David Miller ~ Meredith Baxter, Scott Hylands, Lana Turner, Robert Lansing


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