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Girlfriends (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | August 1978 (USA)
A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Weinblatt
Rabbi Gold
Adam Cohen ...
Bar Mitzvah Boy
Anita Skinner ...
Anne Munroe
Jean De Baer ...
Nancy Mette ...
Hair Dresser
Jane Anderson ...
Omega Receptionist
Gina Rogak ...
Russell Horton ...
Photo Editor
Regina David ...
Rabbi's Receptionist


In New York City, Susan Weinblatt and Anne Munroe are longtime roommates and friends. Susan is a struggling photographer who wants to get out of the wedding and bar mitzvah racket, those jobs which she primarily gets through her friend, Rabbi Gold, to selling the photographs she wants to take, but she realizes that she has to pay the rent. Anne is an aspiring poet and academic who looks to Susan as her primary guidance. As they move into a new apartment, Anne drops the news that she will not be moving in as she is getting married to her boyfriend, Martin. This news is bittersweet for Susan who is somewhat happy for her friend, but isn't sure if she likes all that Martin now represents to her. Both Susan and Anne will have to make professional and personal adjustments to their new situations, especially in what it means for not having the other as a constant in each their lives. While Anne has a "Martin", Susan has no one currently to replace all that Anne has been in her life. So ... Written by Huggo

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August 1978 (USA)  »

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Duas Mulheres em New York  »

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1.78 : 1
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Stanley Kubrick raved about this film in an interview with Vicente Molina Fox, which was conducted during the production of The Shining (1980), and named it his favorite film of 1978. See more »


Eric: Susan your entire apartment could fit in this place.
Susan Weinblatt: It's not the size that counts, right Eric?
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Somewhat dated portrayal of a woman in the 80's
6 November 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Melanie Mayron portrays Susan Weinblatt, a struggling photographer trying to come to terms with the loss, through marriage, of her best friend and the complexities of dating in the 80's. Mayron gives a very believable performance which lightens an otherwise dreary plot.

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