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Vincent Eastman has to choose between his wife of 16 years, Sally, and his new love, Olivia. Frequent flashbacks explain the background to the marriage and the affair.

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Step Magazine (as Dave Hurtubise)
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Vincent Eastman has to choose between his wife of 16 years, Sally, and his new love, Olivia. Frequent flashbacks explain the background to the marriage and the affair. Written by Rob Hartill

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Live every move as if it were your last.

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Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 January 1994 (USA)  »

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The Things of Life  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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£923,343 (UK) (17 June 1994)
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Trivia

Sharon Stone rang director Mark Rydell repeatedly, begging for a part in the film. Rydell automatically assumed that she was after the part of the mistress, and was quite surprised when Stone revealed that she wanted to play the frigid wife. See more »

Goofs

The letter Vincent wrote to Olivia in his car is in different handwriting than the one shown later near the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Marshak: [while Vincent is lying on top of her] What was your name again?
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Remake of The Things of Life (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata in G Minor - First Movement
By Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Irena Grafenauer, Maria Graf & David Geringas
Courtesy of Philips Classics
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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1 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Richard Gere stars in this American-made remake of the 1970 film Les Choses de la vie of French Director Claude Sautet based on the novel by Paul Guimard. This time around Mark Rydell, who enjoyed success with On Golden Pond, Cinderella Liberty, The Rose and The Reivers among others is the director. Sharone Stone, Lolita Davidavich and Martin Landau round out the cast but this is clearly a Richard Gere film. Although I'm generally not a fan of Gere he is excellent in this. This does have the feel of a European film and although I've never seen the original I would like to. I'd likely find it better as a whole. This is a good drama and although not a big movie it has a good look to it. I would give this a 7.0 on a scale of 10 for it's likable story and performance by Richard Gere,


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