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A New Life (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 March 1988 (USA)
After a middle-aged couple divorces, they must each enter the frightening but funny world of blind dates and new relationships.

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Steve Giardino
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Mel Arons
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Jackie Jardino
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Kay Hutton
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Doc
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Donna
Beatrice Alda ...
Judy
David Eisner ...
Billy
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Audrey
John Kozak ...
Phil
Alan Jordan ...
Steve's Lawyer
Tim Koetting ...
Maurice
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Student
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Sybil
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After a middle-aged couple divorces, they must each enter the frightening but funny world of blind dates and new relationships.

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25 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Alan Alda's A New Life  »

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$7,721,851 (USA)
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Actor Alan Alda sports a beard in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Steve Giardino: You're a very shallow person, do you know that?
Mel Arons: What, having some woman make fried bread for you is deep?
Steve Giardino: Ah, damn it, I'm not happy. I want to get happy.
Mel Arons: What are you making such a big deal about happiness for? Look at me. I trade all day against guys who would cut my heart out of an eighth. I drink too much, I eat rich food, I make love to women half my age. You think I'm happy?
[big smile]
Mel Arons: That's the advantage of being shallow.
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Concerto for Three Violins in D Major
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Alda at his Best-Not a classic just a warm fuzzy
11 November 2009 | by (HUNTINGTON BEACH CA) – See all my reviews

This is what I call a warm fuzzy. It shows a mix of people living this thing called life in a haphazard and enjoyable way. The combo of Alda and Linden had me laughing out of my chair. They remind me of so many people we all know. Ann Margaret is a knockout and Veronica Hamel brings hill street to medicine. This is MY favorite Alda movie and made me respect him as an actor who can play somebody other than Hawkeye. In my humble opinion this was Linden's best work. to use a quote from elsewhere "Alda's purpose is to show us fairly typical people going through fairly typical things. They live, we watch. On that voyeuristic level, the movie works." Please powers that be release this on DVD or show it on HBO high def .

SUMMARY- NOT A CLASSIC JUST A WARM FUZZY FEEL GOOD.


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