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Loving Couples (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 24 October 1980 (USA)
Wife is cheating her husband and the husband is cheating her back with her lover's girlfriend. The two cheating couples decide to go to a resort but they unintentionally pick the same one. Hilarity ensues.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Evelyn Lucas Kirby
... Dr. Walter Kirby
... Stephanie Beck
... Greg Plunkett
... Mrs. Liggett
... Walter's Nurse
Shelly Batt ... Dulcy
... Elegant Doctor
Anne Bloom ... Nurse
Fred Carney ... Hotel Clerk
Helena Carroll ... Prudence
... Sally
Pat Corley ... Delmonico Clerk
Michael Currie ... Ken
John Davis ... Cop Partner
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Wife is cheating her husband and the husband is cheating her back with her lover's girlfriend. The two cheating couples decide to go to a resort but they unintentionally pick the same one. Hilarity ensues.

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Why do they call it "adultery," when it makes them act like children?

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4 passi sul lenzuolo  »

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$2,806,659
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This flick's director, Jack Smight, whilst doing press for this picture, said of this movie: "The film mirrors something that is happening in our society, men and women tantalised by the prospect of freedom and change in their lives, but learning that too much freedom doesn't always work out". See more »


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TAKE ME AWAY
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Music by Fred Karlin
Sung by The Temptations
Produced and Arranged by Teddy Randazzo
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So not worth it
26 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Everyone knows Shirley MacLaine can dance. So what happened? It's a very small part of the movie, but there's a scene where Shirley dances around to a "groovy tune" with her lover. Either she's absolutely clueless without a choreographer, or the choreographer wanted the audience to think she was completely unskilled. For me, that was the most memorable part of Loving Couples. The rest of it wasn't much better.

In the film, a middle-aged man leaves his wife for a younger woman. In response, his wife takes up with a younger man. Awkward situations, supposed jealousies, and incredibly unconvincing romances take up the screen for 90 minutes. Plus, it's pretty much the exact same plot as A Change of Seasons, also starring Shirley MacLaine, and also from 1980. Skip this one, even if you're a Shirley MacLaine or Susan Sarandon fan; it just isn't worth it.


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