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Friends & Lovers (1999)

 -  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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Ian Wickham
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Jane McCarthy
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Richard 'Richie' Wickham
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Manny
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Angel, Little Girl (as Courtney Bull)
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Motel Clerk (as Ivo Lewis)
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Tree Lot Owner
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Hans
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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 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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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16 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos e Amantes  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$94,633 (USA) (7 May 1999)
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The echoes we hear when they're at the ski slope would never sound like that anywhere outdoors. See more »

Quotes

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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Can't Keep Still
Music by Emilio Kauderer and Ali Olmo
Lyrics by Ali Olmo
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Aleseb Music BMI
Mugsy Music BMI
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Just when you thought it was safe to go to the movies!!!
25 April 2000 | by (Woodnewton) – See all my reviews

With a cast like this, you figure the film shouldn't be that bad, but believe me it is. The cast are fighting a losing battle from the start, Robert Downey Jr, should kick himself for getting wrapped up in this film, and as for his accent, the Bavarians have probably put a Fatwa out on him. Claudia Schiffer, shows some potential, but the gag that she falls for a guy with the line "Have you ever considered being a model?" is so thin, it makes Twiggy look over weight. Alison Eastwood also shows potential, but again drowns in the watery story. If this was a kids report card, the phrase 'Can do much better' would be the the one that stands out


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