Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
Average Rating: 7.1/10
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Lovers and Other Strangers became a "sleeper" hit, based on a play by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna. The story is essentially a series of vignettes and anecdotes, unified by an impending marriage. Father of the bride Hal (Gig Young) has problems with his long-suffering mistress, Cathy (Anne Jackson), who spends much of the film sitting on the toilet, crying her eyes out; Wilma (Anne Meara), the bride's sex-starved sister, can't wrest her husband, Johnny (Harry Guardino), away from the TV; and
Aug 12, 1970 Wide
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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.
A charming, hilarious film that skillfully balances the many divergent storylines into a fascinating, entertaining whole.
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.
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