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Making Love

Making Love (1982)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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Arthur Hiller directed this drama exploring the disintegration of an ideal marriage after the husband discovers he is gay. Kate Jackson is Claire, a successful television producer, and Michael Ontkean is her husband Zack, an equally successful doctor. They enjoy eight years of married bliss until homosexual writer Bart McGuire (Harry Hamlin) appears at Zack's office. As Zack gets to know Bart, he discovers he is attracted to him. He asks Bart out to dinner, one thing leads to another, and soon

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A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler (II)

Feb 7, 2006

20th Century Fox

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (11) | DVD (3)

This is a three-handkerchief movie, all right, but for the nose. It stinks.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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This movie has some of the worst dialogue one can imagine: She: 'What about passion?' He: 'What about support?' She: 'What about betrayal?'

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Once the cat is out of the bag, the movie turns rip-roaring awful in an entirely enjoyable way.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Unfortunately, Hiller doesn't command the intensity of feeling that might have made it emotionally valid, and he doesn't have the awareness of the cultural forces at work in his film that might have made it intellectually respectable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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On its own baby-step terms, and despite its moneyed vanilla-himbo vision of gay masculinity and desire, Making Love plays now as a bemusing anachronism but not an insulting or self-inflating one.

November 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks
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Slick and shallow.

October 17, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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has trouble conveying passion, torment, and guilt

August 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Making Love salutes the philosophy of different strokes for different folks.

February 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Although it was a brave movie at the time, it's got less power than the average soap opera these days.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Noble attempt at mainstream gay love story almost works due to Barry Sandler's script.

December 11, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Making Love

Dated but well intentioned and at the time ground breaking drama. The male leads are good but best of all is Kate Jackson, its a shame she didn't make it in features. Wendy Hiller offers a lovely performance in a small role.
February 19, 2009
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This movie addresses a very real problem for many closeted gay men and their families - it was well done and seemes very progressive for when it was made.
August 19, 2007
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