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James L. Brooks
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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
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The film's six acts, each occurring in about five year periods of the picture's 26 year time span, are linked via breaks which feature newsreel footage of world events which pertain to the very next era of the next section of the movie. See more »
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 »
Here is the story of two seemingly happily married people who share intimate and extremely emotional times together over the course of twenty-five years. Through their budding and developing relationship through the years, we see how the world changes from 1951 to 1978 (through still images and music between the years). I found myself completely involved in these characters even though they are doing an awful thing--cheating on their respective spouses for such a long period of time. I have to credit this to the character development and to the actors. This is Alan Alda's finest acting hour. He has always been able to balance comedy and serious drama, going back to M*A*S*H on TV. However, occasionally his dramatic acting style is a little self-important. In this movie, he finds the right note, and there is a scene where he breaks down that is the best acting he's ever done. Ellen Burstyn can deliver a wonderful performance in any movie--whether it's drama, comedy, or horror. The changes their characters go through in the course of two hours seem a bit extreme (she goes from flower child to tough-as-nails business woman, for example), but the changes are meant to symbolize the way the world is changing. A little trite, and not that groundbreaking, but I found this film moving all the same. And that silly song heard throughout has stayed with me.
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