Girlfriends (1978)




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This film focuses on a pair of roommates, Susan Weinblatt and Anne Munroe. Anne gets married, leaving the plump, insecure Susan alone for virtually the first time in her life. A mild flirtation with a rabbi leads to a whole new life for Susan when she becomes a portrait photographer.
Comedy , Drama
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Warner Bros.

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Melanie Mayron
as Susan Weinblatt
Anita Skinner
as Anne Munroe
Eli Wallach
as Rabbi Gold
Bob Balaban
as Martin
Gina Rogak
as Julie
Amy Wright
as Ceil
Viveca Lindfors
as Beatrice
Russell Horton
as Photo Editor
Tanya Berezin
as Rabbi's Wife
Kathryn Walker
as Carpel's Receptionist
Roderick Cook
as Carpel
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Critic Reviews for Girlfriends

All Critics (5)

Girlfriends benefits substantially from Mayron's incredibly appealing lead performance...

Full Review… | January 13, 2016
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Full Review… | December 26, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Engaging, funny and nuanced. It's a real shame that a picture this good isn't available on DVD.

Full Review… | April 25, 2009
Film Experience

Claudia Weill (better known for her docus) offers a sympathetically feminist look at a young, unattractive woman who's trying to make it as a photographer in NY, sans help or men.

Full Review… | August 17, 2006

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June 15, 2005
Atlantic City Weekly

Audience Reviews for Girlfriends


The pretty much perfect film is a minor-classic that deserves more recognition. I've read where Stanley Kubrick called it something like the best American made film he had ever seen. Pretty high praise and ever bit of worthy. See this film and spread the word.

James McCarthy
James McCarthy

Wonderfully wonders through the eyes of Susan and gives us a taste at a slice of life kind of film we haven't seen in a long time. Wonderful acting and at times flat out hilarious.

Ben Eastman
Ben Eastman

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