A Change of Seasons (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1 December 1980 (USA)
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Marriage takes a sour turn when a middle-aged husband falls for a young and sexy woman. Things get even more complicated when his wife starts a hot affair with a young lover of her own.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karyn Evans
Adam Evans
Lindsey Rutledge
Pete Lachapelle
Kasey Evans
Steven Rutledge
Paul Regina ...
Paul Di Lisi
Alice Bingham
Rod Colbin ...
Sam Bingham
Christopher Coffey ...
Albert Carrière ...
Billy Beck ...
Older Man
Blake Harris ...
Young Girl #1
Karen Philipp ...
Young Girl #2


A self-centred university lecturer thinks it quite all right that he has taken one of his students as a lover, but is deeply hurt when his wife retaliates by taking a similar approach with a visiting carpenter. His announcement that he is off to the family holiday home for some skiing with his paramour is met by his wife insisting she and her young joiner go too, and the four set off for an awkward time in the snow. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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"She may be 20 and gorgeous, but I have not yet begun to fight."


Comedy | Drama


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1 December 1980 (USA)  »

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Sólo para adultos  »

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One of two 1980 movies directed by Richard Lang and released in 1980. The other was The Mountain Men (1980). See more »


On most of the interior shots, and all of the closeups, the daughter's huge eyeglasses are merely frames with no lenses in them. See more »


Pete Lachapelle: We enter this world and leave this world alone. Everything else is a gift.
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Where Do You Catch The Bus For Tomorrow?
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Kenny Rankin
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Great video rental!
28 November 2000 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

Great "find" in video stores boasts a really good script regarding the sexual strayings of a mid-life couple. Anthony Hopkins plays the philandering husband (Bo Derek the young hot tart) and Shirley MacLaine plays the wife who takes up with a lover of her own. This topic is now "hot" again what with Oscar winner "American Beauty" not to mention the whole Monica-Clinton affair. Don't let Bo Derek's name keep you from watching this film (and why should it when Anthony Hopkins and Shirley MacLaine are the leads?) Bo does the "Bo" thing early on (in a hot tub no less) so this film really does offer the best of all worlds. Should be watched with another Shirley MacLaine movie with a very similar plot that was released the same year (1980) called "Loving Couples" (with James Coburn the philandering husband and a young Susan Sarandon the young hot tart). They were released between "Being There" (1979) and "Terms of Endearment" (1983) so if you are wondering what Shirley MacLaine did between her two very different roles in those films here's your answer. Shirley is charming. Great entertainment.

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