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Joan Micklin Silver
Mary Tyler Moore,
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Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.Written by
In a surprising twist of fate, MGM - whose logo MTM parodied - now owns "Just Between Friends." When Orion Pictures - who originally released this film - filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1997, MGM purchased Orion's entire catalog of theatrical films and TV shows, including "Just Between Friends." MGM also owns the films and (most of the) TV shows from American International and Filmways, which were absorbed into Orion in 1982. (MGM recently revived the Orion name; one current production from Orion is - as of this posting - the syndicated daytime TV series "Paternity Court.") See more »
Filled With Clichés & Screams: "Lifetime Television For Women!"
This movie has the unlikely premise of two woman becoming friends all the while unaware that they're in love with the same man. Mary Tyler Moore is Holly, the wife. Christine Lahti is Sandy the girlfriend. Ted Danson (ugly as ever) is Chip. This movie wants you to believe that a woman who is career driven, has a foul mouth, lives on junk food, chain smokes, wears funky (a.k.a. ugly) clothes & has big hair she's automatically "interesting" (Sandy). If she's married & loves her husband, lives a healthy lifestyle, has two teenage kids & a beautiful home, doesn't work outside that home, & is a kind person she's "boring" (Holly). The message is pretty twisted. This movie is loaded with clichés, is unrealistic & has a TV movie feel to it even though it was released in theaters. Despite it's flaws, the soap opera plot does keep you interested, but the storyline drags on at times.
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