Happy Together (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  4 May 1989 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 1,153 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 1 critic

Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and ... See full summary »



Watch Trailer
0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him ... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Tung
Stars: Ricky Schroder, Brad Pitt, Carrie Snodgress
Cutting Class (1989)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A murderer is loose in a high school in this 'whodunit' movie.

Director: Rospo Pallenberg
Stars: Donovan Leitch Jr., Jill Schoelen, Brad Pitt
Johnny Suede (1991)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A struggling young musician and devoted fan of Ricky Nelson wants to be just like his idol and become a rock star.

Director: Tom DiCillo
Stars: Brad Pitt, Richard Boes, Cheryl Costa
The Favor (1994)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend, Tom. Being married prevents from doing that so she asks her ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman
Loverboy (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

College sophomore Randy Bodek is unfocused. The only thing he knows is that he loves his roommate, Jenny Gordon, who feels unappreciated as other things in his life seem to take precedence ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Kate Jackson, Robert Ginty
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Traveling in search of a cure for a rare skin disease, a man finds freedom and love along the way.

Director: Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic
Stars: Guy Boyd, Brad Pitt, Cheryl Pollak
Run (1991)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police.

Director: Geoff Burrowes
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston, Ken Pogue
Cool World (1992)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A comic strip vamp seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger, Brad Pitt
Some Girls (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Michael, a college student, visits his girlfriend Gabriella and her family for Christmas in Canada. When he gets there, she tells him that she doesn't love him any more. Meanwhile, her ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three brothers, a sergeant, a troublemaker and a dreamer meet for the first time in five years. They have met to drive home a car their father bought for their mother's 50th birthday. ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern
Too Young to Die? (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Michael Tucker, Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt
In the Mood (1987)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Talia Balsam, Beverly D'Angelo


Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Wooden
Alexandra Page
Kevin Hardesty ...
Denny Dollenbacher
Ruth Carpenter
Gloria Hayes ...
Luisa Dellacova
Aaron Harnick ...
Ron Sterling ...
Eric Lumbard ...
Michael D. Clarke ...
Wendy Lee Marconi ...
Yvette Rambo ...
Shawne Rowe ...


Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and tries to get a different room as soon as possible, but when he learns to know her, he also starts to like her. She not only improves his sexual life, but also his writing skills. Learn to take it easy, Chris! Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Roommates by accident...lovers by choice. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language and some scenes of sensuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cimerka  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Based on the musical, Cabaret. See more »


Alexandra's shoulder sleeves when she's wearing the pink shirt. See more »


Alexandra Page: I can't help the way I am. I don't know why I do the things I do. You just have to trust me on that!
See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Surfin' Safari
Written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

20 December 2002 | by (THE STATES) – See all my reviews

In a world of college mishaps this film would fit in quite well. When mundane student Chris is paired up with wacky and zany Alexandra, all hell-and love breaks loose! A great comedy for the mid aged at heart has Patrick Dempsey as usual being a shy and cautious young man. Helen Slater-on the other hand-is a real stand-out. She plays her character out and expands her acting abilities and we the audience can really take a chance to look at her for her acting ability and not her looks-which is what MOST people looked at her for in the first place. Helen Slater is a truly gifted actress who still hasn't been seen for all she's worth. The film, as a whole, suffers from length and not enough explanation in some scenes. But this does nothing of the sort to mar the experience. The laughs are on and so are the moments that remind of us who we were in college and how that shaped us for who we are now. The film also has other deeper lengths, in one particular scene, when Alexandra finds that the boys have labeled her a "Whore of the Hill" and the drama of the movie shakes through. Dempsey is the material for which this film has it's strongest points, but Slater is the true gem, as she holds the film together with her honest and slick portrayal of a wacky, good hearted acting student. *** out of ****!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please get this movie out on dvd Malene52
I have it on VHS radiokoofachalus
So lovely maikygrimm
This movie isn't that bad .. launlori
Is this based on a true story? Lu-21
Discuss Happy Together (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: