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Girlfriends (1978)

A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.

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Claudia Weill

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Claudia Weill (story), Vicki Polon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Mayron ... Susan Weinblatt
Eli Wallach ... Rabbi Gold
Adam Cohen Adam Cohen ... Bar Mitzvah Boy
Anita Skinner ... Anne Munroe
Jean De Baer Jean De Baer ... Terry
Christopher Guest ... Eric
Nancy Mette ... Denise
Kenneth McMillan ... Cabbie
Bob Balaban ... Martin
Albert Rogers ... Hair Dresser
Jane Anderson Jane Anderson ... Omega Receptionist
Gina Rogak Gina Rogak ... Julie
Russell Horton Russell Horton ... Photo Editor
Regina David Regina David ... Rabbi's Receptionist
Amy Wright ... Ceil
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Storyline

In New York City, Susan Weinblatt and Anne Munroe are longtime roommates and friends. Susan is a struggling photographer who wants to get out of the wedding and bar mitzvah racket, those jobs which she primarily gets through her friend, Rabbi Gold, to selling the photographs she wants to take, but she realizes that she has to pay the rent. Anne is an aspiring poet and academic who looks to Susan as her primary guidance. As they move into a new apartment, Anne drops the news that she will not be moving in as she is getting married to her boyfriend, Martin. This news is bittersweet for Susan who is somewhat happy for her friend, but isn't sure if she likes all that Martin now represents to her. Both Susan and Anne will have to make professional and personal adjustments to their new situations, especially in what it means for not having the other as a constant in each their lives. While Anne has a "Martin", Susan has no one currently to replace all that Anne has been in her life. So ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Susan y Ana See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cyclops See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Stanley Kubrick raved about this film in an interview with Vicente Molina Fox, which was conducted during the production of The Shining (1980), and named it his favorite film of 1978. See more »

Quotes

Susan Weinblatt: I just wanna be alone.
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a lost gem
9 February 2013 | by priddySee all my reviews

i saw this at the theater when it came out, haven't thought about it since and i think very few others have either. it's not even in my 1994 Leonard Maltin guide. but it remained with me regardless, to the point that a chance encounter with the title just now provoked me to come here to say that all these good reviews are well deserved. i'm almost afraid to find and watch it again... no, i'm confident i'll like it just as much, even thirty-five years later. hmm, too bad i have to write ten lines; i thought i had said it all. what to add? that sometimes, as with this review, less is better, and film might be better with less than Woody Allen would have done with more. oh, and that Kubrick called it the best film of 1978.


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