Best Friends

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Best Friends

Facts and Figures

Run time: 116 mins

In Theaters: Friday 17th December 1982

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

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Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Fresh: 5 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 5.3 / 10

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Director:

Producer: , Patrick J. Palmer

Best Friends Review


When Best Friends is less than halfway over, you'll long for a much better '80s rom-com like Seems Like Old Times, also starring Goldie Hawn in one of her endless roles from the era as (basically) herself.

Hawn is partnered rather tragically here with Burt Reynolds. They play the titular best friends -- screenwriters -- who decide to get married, only to realize that romance is far more difficult than friendship. I mean, there's in-laws! An old and groping father is about as funny as Friends ever gets, as the movie's one-liners fall down flat one after another. That's probably because the film is based on the real life of writers Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson, and frankly not much amusing seems to have happened during their brief marriage.

Jessica Tandy is a sole (and fleeting) highlight in the film as a rather lucid mother to Hawn, but Best Friends is such a forgettable film I had no recollection of it ever being made.


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