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Friends & Lovers (1999)

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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Keaton McCarthy
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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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Goofs

When Ian and his dad take the cable car to the top of the slope, the amount of skis on the side change when we see what's supposed to be their car. See more »

Quotes

Jane McCarthy: There's no shortage of losers in the world.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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You Belong to the Moon
Music and Lyrics by Jo Cassiers
Performed by Orphan
Basil Music
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Wow. That was bad.
22 April 1999 | by (nyc) – See all my reviews

What can I say but that I agree with J.C., this one was bad. Generally, Robert Downey, Jr. is a good actor. He was very good in "Restoration" and was funny in "Two Girls and A Guy." But in this movie he was terrible, he didn't even fake the German accent well. Stephan Bladwin was also in this film. I enjoyed his performance in "The Usual Suspects" and liked him in "Fled". But in this movie, he was just no good. Perhaps if the screenplay was even close to decent this movie could have been o.k., but that's really pushing it. Badly acted, badly written, and badly directed. This movie violated most of the laws of movie making.


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