Husbands and Wives (1992)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 September 1992 (USA)
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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Metropolis ...
TV Scientist
Interviewer-Narrator (voice)
Bruce Jay Friedman ...
Peter Styles
Cristi Conaway ...
Shawn Grainger
Timothy Jerome ...
Rebecca Glenn ...
Galaxy Craze ...
Benno Schmidt ...
Judy's Ex-husband
John Doumanian ...
Hamptons' Party Guest


When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the marriage of Gabe and Judy gets more and more strained, and they begin to find themselves being attracted to other people. Written by Leon Wolters <>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maridos y esposas  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$10,555,619 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the scandal of the relationship between Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn broke, Mia Farrow had still four days of work scheduled for the movie. Even though she was beyond furious with Allen, she demonstrated her remarkable professionalism by showing up and filming the scenes she had left. See more »


Camera truck reflection visible on Sally's jeep as she goes to Paul's place. See more »


[first lines]
TV Scientist: [on TV] Einstein was then celebrating, uh, the seventieth birthday anniversary and there was a colloquium given for him. And he said, "God doesn't play dice with the universe".
Gabe: No. He just plays hide-and-seek.
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Referenced in Will & Grace: Husbands and Trophy Wives (2000) See more »


What Is This Thing Called Love
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Leo Reisman and His Orchestra (as Leo Reisman & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Academy Sound & Vision Limited
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Cave Canem
1 April 2000 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Any film that affects me emotionally I consider great. But a film that affects me so much that I feel it physically can be called a masterpiece. Narrative does not normally have such power. When a spectator is learning about people who aren't directly connected with you, who are usually not even real, then he/she should realize that these characters are apart from your life and should not matter.

Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives is a film, however, which sets the viewer in the action on screen. He does this with perfect hand-held cameras and jump cuts. The camera work makes you feel like you're right there, and it adds a breakneck speed to the film. This seems like one of the most realistic films ever made.

I have no complaints about this film myself. I would give it a 10/10, but make no mistake: this is a very unpleasant film to watch. I like unpleasant films, but this one is particularly harsh. The situations develop like a fly landing in a Venus fly trap. A character will walk towards a life which he/she believes will bring sweetness and happiness, but the new life quickly engulfs them. And when the film ends, the characters are seen stepping into a different trap: quicksand. No audience member could be naive enough to think that any of the characters are standing in a desirable place when the film closes.

Husbands and Wives is a movie that could cause divorces, and could cause long-term lapses between relationships. If nothing else, it is a film that will make you cringe and squirm.

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