Friends & Lovers (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Comedy  |  16 April 1999 (USA)
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Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
David 'Dave'
Ian Wickham
Jane McCarthy
Richard 'Richie' Wickham
Keaton McCarthy
Courtnie Bull ...
Angel, Little Girl (as Courtney Bull)
Motel Clerk (as Ivo Lewis)
Josi K. Waksman ...
Tree Lot Owner


Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad has something to say, but Ian won't listen. Meanwhile, David is gay and virginal; Ian's business partner, Keaton, is unhappy that his sister Jane is pregnant with no plans to tell the father; Lisa is everybody's pal and no one's lover; John, stuck in adolescence, is always on the make. He brings German-born stunner, Carla, and promptly loses her affection to Hans, a fast-talking ski instructor. David meets Manny: they have chess in common. Soon, surprises abound as relationships take new turns. Written by <>

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos e Amantes  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$33,543 (USA) (16 April 1999)


$94,633 (USA) (7 May 1999)

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Did You Know?


The echoes we hear when they're at the ski slope would never sound like that anywhere outdoors. See more »


Hans: Should I even ask you perhaps no reason out of left field to just take a little bite out of a snowball you must- it could save your life!
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »


Anything For You
Music by Emilio Kauderer and Ali Olmo
Lyrics by Ali Olmo
Performed by Ali Olmo
Aleseb Music BMI
Mugsy Music BMI
Josi W. Konski Music ASCAP
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What a mess, what a mess, what a mighty big mess...
12 December 2001 | by (Søvika) – See all my reviews

Gees, what a film. Basically, a lot of friends (and enemies?) on a skiing holiday togheter. The result of the film is pretty much that all the wrong people end up in bed together. You wouldn't think this would make a good film, but it does! At least I think so. It's a complicated movie, but still it doesn't require much thinking. (hm...) Most of the thinking cosists of trying to keep all the different characters apart.

Personally, I think this is a basic case of "we're-on-holiday-so-we-can-do-what-we-like" and maybe it's not the best plot ever. Still, you can't help but enjoy it when Claudia's character dumps her arrogant, but good-looking, boyf. for Robert DJ's rather silly (but charming) character. Sends out a message that looks don't really matter. Any guy (or girl) who's ever wanted anyone "outta their league" probably feels the same way.

So, in my opinion, a GREAT film... Sorry other people don't feel the same way.

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