Lovers and Other Strangers (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lovers and Other Strangers (1971)

Lovers and Other Strangers




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This engaging comedy focuses on the effect that Susan and Mike's marriage has on their family and friends. Susan's father Hal has been having an affair for years, unknown to his wife. Mike's mother and father are delighted with the wedding plans, but their son Richie has a troubled marriage.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: David Zelag Goodman, Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 2004


Beatrice Arthur
as Bea Vecchio
Gig Young
as Hal Henderson
Bob Dishy
as Jerry
Anthony Holland
as Donaldson
Mort Marshall
as Father Gregory
Bob Kaliban
as Hotel Clerk
Amy Stiller
as Flower Girl
Charlotte Jones
as Johnny's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Lovers and Other Strangers

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

It has the tact to hold back, to trust its characters to somehow fumble through to something that's not love, maybe, but will do.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A charming, hilarious film that skillfully balances the many divergent storylines into a fascinating, entertaining whole.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The best element of this Broadway play to the big screen transfer is the acting of the entire ensemble, headed by Richard Castellano, who received a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

Full Review… | August 5, 2012

A witty movie - the success of which Howard never repeated.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

March 29, 2006
Atlantic City Weekly

September 23, 2005

Audience Reviews for Lovers and Other Strangers

Great cast but dated episodic comedy. Still its enjoyable to see so many wonderful performers all gathered together and Dishy's apartment is a snapshot of 70's mod decorating.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Hysterically funny film with a once in a lifetime cast. It is filled with vivid and interesting characters, all, absolutely all of the performances are awesome. The writing and direction are superb. Fantastic and highly entertaining.

James Higgins

Hal Henderson: Weddings aren't planned a few months ahead. Weddings are planned from the time the girl's about six.

Frank Vecchio: We're all strangers. But after a while you get used to it. You become deeper strangers. That's a sort of love.

A reflection on marriage in the early seventies when the idea of dealing with problems was if it doesn't work why do it?

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