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Best Friends (1982)

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When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »

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When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different from being "best friends." Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <ajr@fortalnet.com.br>

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What a present for Christmas [US Theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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17 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos íntimos  »

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SEK 3,420,573 (Sweden)
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The film's writers Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin based the script on their very own marriage. See more »

Goofs

Goldie Hawn mentions Teresa Wright not being on the train in "Since You Went Away." It was Jennifer Jones, not Wright. See more »

Quotes

Paula McCullen: Breasts too large, Richard? Every female character you create has breasts too large.
Richard Babson: Mmm... but I make them suffer for it.
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Referenced in P & B (1983) See more »

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Think About Love
Performed by Patti Austin and James Ingram
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Produced by Johnny Mandel
Arranged by Greg Phillinganes & Johnny Mandel
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A Tired Comedy Driven by Star Power
14 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The undeniable charm of its stars, at the peak of their popularity, is the only thing that makes BEST FRIENDS slightly watchable. This paper-thin story centers on a pair of Hollywood screen writers named Richard Babson (Burt Reynolds) and Paula McCullen (Goldie Haw), who after years of living together, decide to marry, though they both have always felt marriage would destroy their relationship. There's nothing new or interesting here and the thrust of the film is when the pair make a trip to visit each other's parents. Jessica Tandy and Barnard Hughes are wonderful as Goldie's parents, Audra Lindley and Keenan Wynn also have their moments as Burt's parents, but the whole thing just plays like a hastily written sitcom. The film is driven purely on star power and has this whole "been there done that" air about it. I think Burt and Goldie must have needed the money.


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