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A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

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A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them. Written by Philip Gilman <pgilman@pipeline.com>

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There's one thing about marriage that hasn't changed . . . The way you hurt when it begins to fall apart.

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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

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Director Alan Parker says on the audio commentary that he used for this film the Woody Allen technique of a stationery camera with actors walking in and out of camera shot. Interestingly, this film's co-lead Diane Keaton previously starred in Allen's Annie Hall (1977) which also involved the break-up of the film's two lead characters. See more »

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George Dunlap: I'm not kind anymore.
Faith Dunlap: Me either.
George Dunlap: You're kind to strangers.
Faith Dunlap: Yeah. Strangers are easy.
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References Fame (1980) See more »

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I Can't Tell You Why
Written by Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey, and Don Henley
Performed by Eagles (as The Eagles)
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Dana Hill steals scenes
24 November 2005 | by (Bjärred, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Well done, realistic film. Though Keaton gives her usual strong performance. And Finney does a good job of acting as the man coming apart (he reminds me of Richard Burton in Night of the Iguana). But the real story here for me was between Dana Hill's character and both her parents. I am not too familiar with Dana Hill, though I somehow recognize her from something. But in this film she does a marvelous job of showing the pain felt by children from parental separation. Another thing about this film is that it somehow really manages to remind me of the late 70s/early 80s. A side note for compaction equipment fans: check out that Dynapac roller!!! No idea which model is being used to compact the tennis court. But it looks like a great machine.


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