Strangers in Good Company (1990)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  1990 (Canada)
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A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script.


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A bus breaks down in the wilderness. Seven elderly women,average age 71 and one 27 year old are stranded at a deserted farmhouse. The have only their wits, their memories, and eventually some roasted frogs' legs, to sustain them. Through the long days and nights this remarkable group of strangers share their life stories and exchange intimate thoughts; turning the crisis into a magical time of humor and spirit. Featuring non-professional actors and spontaneous dialogue, this memorable film dissolves the barrier between fiction and reality, weaving a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the middle of nowhere can lead to the most beautiful of places.




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1990 (Canada)  »

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A companhia de estranhos  »

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This movie was mostly ad-libbed by the women, all talking about their real lives. See more »

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Written by Wingy Manone (uncredited), Andy Razaf (as A. Razaf) and Joe Garland
Courtesy Shapiro and Bernstein and Co., Inc.
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Absolutely delightful.
23 April 2002 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Older women, such as those portrayed in this movie, seem to possess the ability to look at life through eyes that ring true. That is, their laughter seems more real, their tears more purposeful and deserving. And, their ability to enjoy the wonders of nature is priceless and rewarding to those that get to observe their observations of life.

I loved each and every character in this wonderful story.

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