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Mary and Rhoda (2000)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | TV Movie 7 February 2000
The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.

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The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith. Written by Matthew D. Wilson <mdw1900@rit.edu>

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Big city. New start. Best friends.

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In a scene where Mary Tyler Moore is shown running to catch a dog, she insisted on doing the scene herself rather than using a stuntwoman. The scene called for her to leap over a barrier. She missed the jump, fell, and broke her wrist. She had to wear a removable cast for the remainder of the film shoot. See more »

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When Mary is leaving Jonah's office after being hired, her purse switches from on to off to back on her shoulder between shots. See more »

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Mary Richards Cronin: Well, this stinks!
Rhoda Morgenstern Gerard Rousseau: Mary, you don't have to use profanity, you know.
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Follows Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »

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Love Is All Around
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Performed by Joan Jett and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (as The Blackhearts)
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Audience goodwill can't overcome terrible, hacky script
26 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

An utter, utter disappointment -- clearly, no-one involved with this production had any idea about what made the original MTM series work. After a moderately amusing update of the MTM show theme by Joan Jett, the film goes immediately downhill, with one witless, dull scene following another. Stars Moore and Harper try hard, but are completely at sea when faced with pedestrian direction, a bland, unmemorable supporting cast, and -- worst of all -- a truly awful script by one Katie Ford. Sadly, Ford seems to think she's writing the reunion movie "Lucy and Ethel", and apparently has been told to 'make it clichéd and dramatic ... but not too dramatic'.

Tellingly, not a single person from the original 70s classic series (aside from the two lead actresses) had any involvement with this reunion. James L. Brooks and Allan Burns don't even get credited for creating the original characters! Of course, looking at the finished product, it's entirely possible they petitioned to have their names removed from this film. If so, they made the right decision.


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