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A Change of Seasons (1980)

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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Karyn Evans
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Adam Evans
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Lindsey Rutledge
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Pete Lachapelle
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Kasey Evans
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Steven Rutledge
Paul Regina ...
Paul Di Lisi
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Alice Bingham
Rod Colbin ...
Sam Bingham
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Lance
Christopher Coffey ...
Fritz
Albert Carrière ...
Maitre'd
Billy Beck ...
Older Man
Blake Harris ...
Young Girl #1
Karen Philipp ...
Young Girl #2
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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."

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1 December 1980 (USA)  »

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The movie has been considered a 1980s update of the earlier Paul Mazursky comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). The review by Vincent Canby published in 19th December 1980 edition of 'The New York Times", more than once utilized the phrase, "Karen and Pete and Lindsey and Adam", which are the names of four of the characters in this film who switch partners like "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice". See more »

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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 »

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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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A touching and poignant comedic farce
7 March 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This film was well written by Erich Segal of Love Story fame and by the producer, Martin Ransohoff. It is a comedic farce, but it is also touching and poignant and the characters are all quite likable and well developed. One reviewer didn't see the point to it all, but the point was that life does not end with marriage and middle age. We all have our temptations and we do the best we can with the complexities that confront us. No character in this film meant harm to any other and the result of each person's actions were not to be tidied up with easy answers. The consequences of the decisions made by the husband, the wife, the husbands girlfriend, the wife's boyfriend, and the girlfriend's father were left for us to ponder. Only the daughter, with the idealism of youth, could blissfully move on without considering what bends in the road she might face in her future. Anthony Hopkins, Shirley MacLane and the other cast members do a fine job with the material. I liked it very much and strongly recommend it.


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