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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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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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16 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Amigos e Amantes  »

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Opening Weekend:

$33,543 (USA) (18 April 1999)

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$94,633 (USA) (9 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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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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A Bulemic Companion
6 April 2003 | by (Malltown) – See all my reviews

So cliched stupid, that even the nudity fails. The capping scene when the father and son let it all hang out and bury their emotional hatchets into your poor headached viewer skull, while a string quartet nearly drowns the dialogue, is offensively bad in the offensively bad extreme. This is one of those movies where you can tell everyone onscreen is having the time of their lives, and that fact all the more irritates you because you are being tortured while they are up there making merry millions. Whose son or nephew is George Haas for pete's sake?


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