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Same Time, Next Year (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  23 April 1979 (Spain)
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A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have ... See full summary »

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About two friends who meet on the same weekend each year.

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A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They couldn't have celebrated happier anniversaries if they were married to each other. See more »

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El año que viene a la misma hora  »

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The original Broadway production of "Same Time, Next Year" by Bernard Slade opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on 14 March 1975, ran for 1453 performances until 3 September, 1978. The play was nominated for the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play. Ellen Burstyn reprises her role in the movie from the play for which she won the 1975 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Actress in a Drama. Slade also wrote the screenplay for this film based upon his stage play. See more »

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At one point during the 1961 sequence Doris is sitting on a bench outside and stretches her gloved hand out to be helped up. The next shot shows George's reaction and Doris' hand has no glove. See more »

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Doris: You know, that's a sign of age, don't you?
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Doris: When you start worrying about the declining morality of the young.
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The Last Time I Felt Like This
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Johnny Mathis and Jane Olivor
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Comedy of the times - but still excellent.
9 August 1999 | by (Chatsworth, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is a great tale of the 50s,60s and 70s. It is another in the films which have made a wonderful transition from Broadway to Hollywood. It is undoubtedly schmaltzy. But Alda and Burstyn make up for any sentimentality with star performances. I have heard it called a chick flick, but here is one guy who believes it is a simply absorbing comedy/romance. Hand me a hankie and let me see it again!


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