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The Last Married Couple in America (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  3 April 1980 (Australia)
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Mari and Jeff Thompson start to doubt their own marriage when every couple they know separate.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marilyn Sokol ...
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Helena Dryden
Oliver Clark ...
Max Dryden
Mark Lonow ...
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Sally Cooper
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Jeff and Mari Thompson have been married for fifteen years. Although their marriage is not perfect, they are seemingly happy in their married and family life. But all their married friends seem to be getting divorced or separated. These newly single friends try to convince both Jeff and Mari - together and individually - that divorce is the way to go. Even if they do decide to remarry, it will be an inevitability that that marriage too will end in divorce. And divorce can even re-energize the love in an otherwise stale marriage. In light of these assertions by their friends, Jeff and Mari do evaluate their marriage. Their friends also place each of them in potentially compromising positions, despite the fact that they still are married. Will Jeff and Mari's marriage be able to withstand all this outside pressure? Written by Huggo

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The movie is considered a 1980s update of the earlier Paul Mazursky comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). It is also one of three 1980 films that have been likened to Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). The films include Loving Couples (1980), A Change of Seasons (1980) and The Last Married Couple in America (1980). See more »


References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »


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Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Maureen McGovern
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See it for Natalie Wood
4 September 2006 | by (Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

No, this isn't a very good movie. Fun to watch though if for no other reason than to laugh at the supposed 'hip' attitude of the whole thing when in truth it's about as conventional as a Love Boat episode. The party scene at the end with the hookers, swingers and disco version of 'Singin' in the Rain' is hilarious.

But the reason to see this movie is for Natalie Wood, who gives this film heart. She's absolutely wonderful in it. She was a terrific actress, even in something as frivolous as this ... funny, beautiful, a class act to the very end! None of today's actresses come close to her kind of star-power. I miss great actresses like Natalie Wood.

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