6.5/10
1,789
30 user 9 critic

Starting Over (1979)

A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This affects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel.

Director:

Writers:

(based on the novel by), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy
Orphans (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The two brothers Treat and Philip lived alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a loft house and live on little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and takes over the role of a father.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Albert Finney, Matthew Modine, Kevin Anderson
Drama | Western | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards
Rollover (1981)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn
The End (1978)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide.

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Dom DeLuise
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire
Best Friends (1982)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Jane Fonda, George Segal, Ed McMahon
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Tom Sharky is demoted to vice after a bust goes terribly wrong. He and his team stumble across a mob murder tied to prostitution and government.

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman
Starting Over (TV Movie 2007)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An aristocratic Scottish family is torn apart after the death of its wayward male heir in a horse riding accident. Mourning the loss of her younger brother Lady Elizabeth Dewhurst's ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Foster
Stars: Iain Glen, William Mickleburgh, Daniel Sharman
Lucky Lady (1975)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A trio of rum-runners during prohibition in the 1930s engage in a menage-a-trois after business hours.

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds
Rough Cut (1980)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

Directors: Don Siegel, Peter R. Hunt, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Michael (Mickey) Potter
...
Marva Potter
...
Paul
...
Marie
MacIntyre Dixon ...
Dan Ryan
...
Larry (as Jay Sanders)
...
Salesman
Richard Whiting ...
Everett
Alfie Wise ...
Workshop Member
...
Workshop Member
...
John Morganson
Mary Catherine Wright ...
Student 1 (as Mary C. Wright)
Edit

Storyline

Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ditched by his ambitious singer wife (Candice Bergen), until he begins to forge a new new relationship with an equally insecure teacher (Jill Clayburgh). But when the wife attempts a reconciliation - seduction followed by a truly excruciating song she has composed for him - he realizes where his loyalty lies. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Share with someone you love a warm and wonderful romantic comedy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf ein Neues  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Production on this picture reportedly wrapped about two days ahead of schedule according to the 14th February 1979 edition of show-business trade paper 'The Hollywood Reporter'. See more »

Goofs

Moving mic shadow is visible on wall in scene where Phil meets Marie's children. See more »

Quotes

Phil Potter: If I don't touch you soon I'll go out of my mind.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Golden Girls: Ladies of the Evening (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy For You
(1979)
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Sung by Candice Bergen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Baby Boomers Couples Movie
8 May 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

If you're a baby boomer you might enjoy this movie that portrays men and women as equally sensitive, misunderstood, honest and fallible in the adventures of love. Of course, we know that good endings aren't always indicative of real life -- but that's what movies like this are all about--feeling good at the end. This is without a doubt my favorite Burt Reynolds movie and Jill is simply awesome. Enjoy this movie with someone close to you!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?