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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  23 October 1985 (USA)
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A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate.... See full summary »

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Audrey Minelli
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Kate MacKenzie
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Doris Hugo Drewien ...
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Milos
Ralph Steadman ...
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A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy barmaid--and, to his surprise, he finds that she is also very attracted to him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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23 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Kisses at 50  »

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$5,674,938 (USA)
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The orginial title of the script was "Kisses at 50". See more »

Goofs

Kate reluctantly agrees to have her ears pierced, but the actress (Ellen Burstyn) playing her already has prominent holes in her ear lobes. See more »

Quotes

Sunny: Hey Dad. This is Kate. Your wife.
Harry: I sure as hell know who my wife is.
Sunny: I sure as hell would like to know who this is.
Harry: That's Miss Minelli, if you must know and in case it's any of your business which it is not.
Sunny: Which I'm here to tell you it is.
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Written by Tommy Wild (uncredited) and Michael Z. (uncredited)
Performed by Michael Z.
Courtesy of Shelby Singleton Corp.
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Powerful actors' piece
18 November 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of "Twice in a Lifetime", when the McKenzie family is sitting around the dining room table celebrating, Ellen Burstyn gives long-time husband Gene Hackman a kiss, but nobody notices how he recoils a bit from her affection or how shaky his smile appears. Here is a well-made dramatic piece for a group of terrific actors, asking us to look at all sides of a divorce, offering only a few pat answers but mostly moving sequences. Hackman quickly falls into a loving relationship--which can be seen as possibly too convenient--but the woman in question is Ann-Margret at her most vivacious, so we can forgive the formula. Burstyn's character goes through the standard changes of the jilted wife, yet the talents of this wonderful actress helps transcend the clichés of such a role (she even gives it subtext and meaning; a movie about her character alone would be worth-watching). Amy Madigan's angry daughter is an overwrought creation, a one-note role, and the way she's written and directed we don't see any nuances--just her irritation. Still, many fine ingredients are included here, and the supporting players are wonderful (particularly Brian Dennehy, always good, and Ally Sheedy). Alternately tough and tender, the emotions played out at the finale are concrete--they make sense--giving this film the edge over similar pictures such as "Smash Palace" and "Shoot The Moon". *** from ****


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