Run time: 116 mins
In Theaters: Friday 17th December 1982
Distributed by: Warner Home Video
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Fresh: 5 Rotten: 5
IMDB: 5.3 / 10
Director: Norman Jewison
Producer: Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer
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.