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A Change of Seasons (1980)

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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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Release Date:

1 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sólo para adultos  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was notable for being co-written by Erich Segal who had written Love Story (1970). 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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Spoofed in Eddie the Eagle (2016) See more »


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Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Kenny Rankin
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Loving Couples
14 May 2016 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Complications ensue when a married couple vacation as a foursome with their respective extramarital lovers in this odd comedy-drama starring Anthony Hopkins and Shirley MacLaine. The film bares striking similarities to fellow 1980 MacLaine movie 'Loving Couples', but this effort is balanced more in favour of drama than comedy (not necessarily a better thing). The way the plot develops almost defies credibility with university professor Hopkins nonchalantly confessing an affair with a student, played by Bo Derek, to his wife. He is then absolutely staggered to learn that she does not approve. Then, rather than get angry, MacLaine gets revenge by taking her own lover in the form of an intruder, and to top it all off, Hopkins is utterly insulted by his wife's infidelity! The film holds little of interest as a tale of Hopkins realising his own double standards and as a story of MacLaine asserting herself. The runtime is also noticeably beefed up by several picturesque but pointless ski montages. Things do improve though after the one-hour mark as the couple's daughter visits their holiday home, only to be amazed, startled and disgusted by her parents' adulterous living arrangements. Edward Winter also makes a hilarious brief appearance as Derek's very conservative father. He steals every scene that he is in simply by reacting so normally to everyone else's abnormal behaviour. Overall though, this is hard film to enthusiastically recommend even with a stronger second half, but it is no better or worse than 'Loving Couples' if that is a yardstick to measure by.

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