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Husbands and Wives (1992)

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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Metropolis ... TV Scientist
... Gabe Roth
... Judy Roth
... Jack
... Sally
... Interviewer / Narrator (voice)
Bruce Jay Friedman ... Peter Styles
... Shawn Grainger
Timothy Jerome ... Paul
Rebecca Glenn ... Gail
... Rain
Galaxy Craze ... Harriet
... Sam
Benno Schmidt ... Judy's Ex-Husband
John Doumanian ... Hamptons' Party Guests
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When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the marriage of Gabe and Judy gets more and more strained, and they begin to find themselves being attracted to other people. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Maridos y esposas  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,555,619
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1.85 : 1
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According to the "Video and DVD Guide," the "hand-held camera intended to suggest a documentary approach," while show-business trade paper 'Variety' stated that the film was "almost entirely hand-held, creating a look somewhere between early French New Wave and Cinéma Vérité." See more »

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Camera truck reflection visible on Sally's jeep as she goes to Paul's place. See more »

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[first lines]
TV Scientist: [on TV] Einstein was then celebrating, uh, the seventieth birthday anniversary and there was a colloquium given for him. And he said, "God doesn't play dice with the universe".
Gabe: No. He just plays hide-and-seek.
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Makin' Whoopee
(1928)
Written by Walter Donaldson (music) & Gus Kahn (lyrics)
Performed by Bernie Leighton
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Allen's Most Mature Drama..
16 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film, while rather amusing in some parts, is more or less a drama. Allen seems to have become more accepting of the "love fades" theme first presented in ANNIE HALL, and his characters seem to be a reflection of this maturity. The concepts of what love and marriage mean are dealt with in depth here, and there are no clear answers, of course. This provokes thought without being too sure of itself (who would expect that from Woody?)and provides a thoughtful examination of what makes love begin and last..or not.


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