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?


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 »


Hans: Slap my ass even though I'm done.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »


Written by Robert Downey Jr.
Played on piano and Sung by Robert Downey Jr.
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A lame story but not that bad a movie
2 July 2003 | by (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – See all my reviews

I have to admit I actually liked this movie. Once I got pass the very pathetic first 10 minutes or so, the sometimes extremely banal dialogues and jokes and the painfully predictable and stereotypical everybody-gets-what-they-wanted ending, "Friends And Lovers" comes out as a fairly decent movie about, well friendship. Plus I enjoyed Robert Downey's character a lot and got to see Suzanne Cryer's right boobie. Besides being very sexy and attractive she also delivered the best performance in the movie(the weeping scene).

It is sort of weird to write yourself a scene to show your penis, but hey, whatever rocks Neill Barry's boat. I wondered how they chose the actor(is there an audition for these things), it turned out he was dying to show his pride. If you watch it on TV you just might get pass the bad points and enjoy the movie for what it has to offer; some funny and touching moments, full frontal male nudity, some female nudity, Claudia Schiffer almost nude(not my type, but still) and a decent list of celebrity names you thought you'd never see in this type of movie. 6/10

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