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Between Friends (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  11 September 1983 (USA)
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Two middle-aged women with nothing in common meet by accident and develop a close friendship while continuing to deal with their own lives.

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Deborah Shapiro
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Mary Catherine Castelli
Henry Ramer ...
Sam Tucker
Bruce Grey ...
Malcolm Hallen
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Dr. Seth Simpson (as Charles Shamata)
Lally Cadeau ...
Lolly
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Francie (as Barbara Bush)
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Kevin Sullivan
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Martin
Patricia Idlette
Vera Cudjoe ...
Essie
James D. Morris ...
Lionel (as Jim Morris)
Jeri Craden ...
Mrs. Ingram
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Heather (as Shelagh MacLeod)
Clare Barclay ...
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Two middle-aged women with nothing in common meet by accident and develop a close friendship while continuing to deal with their own lives.

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Nobody Makes Me Cry  »

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Mary Catherine Castelli: I can't drink the way I used to.
Deborah Shapiro: I still drink the way I used to.
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Gives star vehicles, women's pictures and cable-movies a bad name
29 June 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Carol Burnett makes a far less convincing dramatic actress than, say, Mary Tyler Moore. Her rubbery face and jaunting jaw are tailor-made for comedy, but those slightly googly features freeze up when she attempts drama. She becomes prim and pinched, and a Carol Burnett without color and comic pizazz is slightly disconcerting. Playing a somewhat loose woman who becomes unlikely friends with an ex-society broad (Elizabeth Taylor), Burnett attempts to mine dramatic territory while keeping her comedic instincts in check, yet it's a gamble that doesn't pay off. Taylor and Burnett are an odd pairing--their acting styles are dissimilar, to say the least--but Liz comes off better, using her braying brand of humor to an amusing effect. The film is cable-TV sludge that has been justly forgotten, but the memory of it sticks with me whenever I see a comic actor or actress attempting to be Olivier, for no other purpose on Earth except to show us their dreaded "range".


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