The Four Seasons (1981)
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The Four Seasons follows the trials and tribulations of a group of middle-aged friends during a 12-month period. Alan Alda (who also directed) and Carol Burnett play a married couple who consider themselves paragons of sensitivity and sensibility. Alda and Burnett are the instigators of a series of vacations (from New England to the Virgin Islands), which they take in the company of two other couples: Jack Weston and Rita Moreno, and Len Cariou and Sandy Dennis. Everyone's interrelationships are
May 22, 1981 Wide
May 31, 2005
MCA Universal Home Video
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If The Four Seasons was never a play, it should have been, since it's based on the most stagey, dialog-bound original screenplay in memory.
The Four Seasons is a fond, generous movie about characters who might have easily lent themselves to satire.
Much of the film's first half is sprightly and amusing, but the move toward serious drama later, and then a slapstick finale, is a bit hard to take.
Comedy-drama has stellar cast, ably directed by Alan Alda.
Careful, tasteful, enervated. The film kills off its one unpredictable presence; the company you're left in doesn't compensate.
The Four Seasons is a lively and engaging film about the strain and responsibilities of friendships among married adults.
Nicely photographed in the Virgin Islands and New England, the film deteriorates towards the end when Weston falls through the ice.
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