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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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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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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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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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$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

Hans: She likes me better, he can't handle it / Hans read her hands, now she wants me in her pants!
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Too Shy
Music by Emilio Kauderer
Lyrics by Ali Olmo
Performed by Mike Riojas
Aleseb Music BMI
Mugsy Music BMI
Josi W. Konski Music ASCAP
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Chuckles, Splits, Happy
2 September 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'Friends & lovers' is not all that bad to deserve this low a rating. It may not be iconic but it manages to make you chuckle throughout. I probably would have given this movie a miss had I not been reading Downey's biography. I just got curious to see the pre-Iron Man movies of Downey & I am not disappointed.

The plot is simple. Friends decide to go skiing when one of their dads invites them over. In this journey they find their partners and mend their bonds. Finally all is well that ends well.

Robert Downey Jr's role, although brief, keeps your eyes glued to him. This is probably one of his most sassiest yet cheesy performance. I guess the role required him to be that. His German accent is quiet funny. The highlight of the movie is when Downey reveals that he is from New Jersey & not Germany. That explains the fake accent I guess. I quiet fell for his funky hairdo.

Worth a watch. You will enjoy it better with like minded friends.


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