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Between Friends (1983)

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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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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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11 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Two Legends brought together in a gimmicky film that almost works...
12 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BETWEEN FRIENDS was an HBO-TV movie that brought together two show biz legends- Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett, for the first time in this shallow but watchable film about two women who run into each other (literally) and become best friends in the blink of an eye. Burnett's character, if memory serves, is a divorced real estate agent with a daughter, currently having an affair with a married man and who, since her divorce has drifted from one man to another and that suits her fine because "nobody makes her cry" anymore. Elizabeth Taylor is a sheltered woman on the verge of a divorce who has no idea how to live by herself, meet a man, or act on a date. Granted, it is fun watching these two show biz icons share the screen, but the script leaves a lot to be desired...these two women have absolutely nothing in common and their becoming best friends makes no sense and it is definitely stretching credibility to have Burnett playing the aging sex kitten who floats from affair to affair and Taylor as the woman who doesn't know how to even meet a man. But if you're a fan of the two actresses, it's worth a look.

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