MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,142 this week

Girlfriends (1978)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  August 1978 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 267 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 6 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Girlfriends" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Girlfriends (1978)

Girlfriends (1978) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Girlfriends.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Plot of Fear (1976)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Corinne Cléry, Michele Placido, Quinto Parmeggiani
Wanda (1970)
Certificate: GP Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the coal mining region of Pennsylvania, Wanda Goronski is constantly drinking to shut out the problems in her life. Having deserted her husband and infant children, Wanda sleeps on her ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Loden
Stars: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes
It's My Turn (1980)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Weill
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin
Best Boy (1979)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In this documentary, the director follows the day-to-day activities of his retarded, middle-aged cousin Philly, over a three-year period.

Director: Ira Wohl
Stars: Ira Wohl, Philip Wohl, Zero Mostel
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a carefree bachelor tries to get his best friend to drop his mistress and return to his wife, he finds himself with romantic problems as well.

Director: Fielder Cook
Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Eli Wallach
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan, but he goes along the path to seek ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Moore
Stars: David Carradine, Jeff Cooper, Christopher Lee
The Outfit (1973)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that his brother was shot by two mob killers. He didn't know that the bank he robbed was owned by the syndicate. When he's... See full summary »

Director: John Flynn
Stars: Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker
The Shout (1978)
Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A traveler by the name of Crossley, forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt
Pacific 231 (1949)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An engine moves from the roundhouse to a track where it couples with several passenger cars. At 2:10 in the afternoon, it starts a trip out of the station through the countryside to its ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Mitry
Zig Zag (1970)
Certificate: GP Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A dying man frames himself for the kidnapping and murder of an industrialist so his wife and daughter can benefit from the reward money. However, his plan goes awry when he is cured!

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: George Kennedy, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson
Sam's Son (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Michael Landon's semi-autobiographical sketch of his earlier life. It's the story of Gene Orowitz, a high school student struggling with his bed-wetting, who finds success as a distance ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon
Stars: Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Timothy Patrick Murphy
Guri (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Eduardo Darino
Stars: Eli Wallach, Enrique Guarnero, Maruja Santullo
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jane Anderson ...
Omega Receptionist
...
Martin
Tanya Berezin ...
Rabbi's Wife
Adam Cohen ...
Bar Mitzvah Boy
Roderick Cook ...
Carpel
Regina David ...
Rabbi's Receptionist
Jean De Baer ...
Terry
...
Eric
Russell Horton ...
Photo Editor
Mike Kellin ...
Abe
Ted Lambert ...
Rabbi's Son
...
Beatrice
Stacey Lomoe-Smith ...
Rebecca
...
Susan Weinblatt
Norma Mayron ...
Mrs. Weinblatt
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duas Mulheres em New York  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unjustly forgotten
16 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well-done and engrossing drama of a woman (played by Melanie Mayron) who's living with her best friend. Her best friend decides to get married and move out. It devastates Mayron and she goes on a journey of self-discovery...and trying to find a new roommate.

This was a big hit in 1978. It played the art house circuit for quite a while. I saw it when I was 16. Being a guy, I wasn't sure I would like it but I was fascinated. The characters were complex, the story absorbing and showed me what NYC was like (back in 1978). After it died down it disappeared completely. There was a showing on cable back in the early 1980s but that was it. I've asked a few friends who are film fanatics (like me) if they knew about this and none of them had even heard of it! That's too bad. This is a wonderful film for anybody--you don't have to be a woman to understand the loneliness and shock Mayron feels when her best friend leaves. Also it has some casual nudity which was surprising for a PG film. It also has Christopher Guest in an early role (and doing a nude scene--not much is shown).

An excellent film. It's probably dated by now and who knows if any copies still exist--but I'd love to see it again.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Kubrick´s favourite? vik_palak
Girlfriends Soundtrack pentimento50
Discuss Girlfriends (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?