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The Four Seasons (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 May 1981 (USA)
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Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.

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Claudia Zimmer
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Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises. Written by Robert Nolty <nolty_r@caltech.edu>

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Here's to our friends... and the strength to put up with them.

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22 May 1981 (USA)  »

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SEK 5,978,705 (Sweden)
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Second of six collaborations of actor Alan Alda and producer Martin Bregman. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of "Autumn," we see leaves falling as a blue Mercedes sedan whooshes by (the camera catches the right side of the car) on a curvy road. All we see is the right side/front of what is very clearly a late '70s/early '80s S-class Mercedes (likely a 450 SEL or a turbodiesel variant of the same body style). However, in the next shot, the car shown is the same color, but very clearly a 300 class (300 Diesel or 300 Turbodiesel) model. The latter is used in all interior and exterior shots throughout the Autumn (at the Connecticut inn) and eventually sinks on thin ice in "Winter." See more »

Quotes

Nick: [trying to get Lisa out of her depressed mood] You've made some friends at your dorm, right?
Lisa: Not really. Most of the people here have a peculiar idea of a good time.
Nick: What do you mean?
Lisa: They get drunk and piss off the balconies.
Nick: What about the girls?
Lisa: I'm talking about the girls.
Nick: You're kidding me.
Lisa: You think I'm kidding you? You think it's a joke to have to walk home on a clear night with an umbrella?
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References Two Years Before the Mast (1946) See more »

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Alan Alda is a genius.
21 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film in the 1980s with a bunch of girlfriends, we all practically fell out of our seats with laughter. Alan Alda did a fantastic job of demonstrating mid-life crises and poignancy. There are wonderfully funny scenes with terrific characters. How many of us wonder about our marriages, how would you act if a couple you know and love broke up and he brings home a blonde bimbo/trophy wife? Would you cease the friendship, try to help the former wife, how would you handle such a tricky situation and what impact would it have on your own marriage? Alan Alda addresses it all with classy humor, nailing the reactions perfectly, writing crisp, clean copy and directing beautifully. The film is still fresh today with its humor and pathos.


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