Best Friends (1982)
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as Richard Babson
as Paula McCullen
as Eleanor McCullen
as Tim McCullen
as Ann Babson
as Tom Babson
as Larry Weisman
as Nellie Ballou
as Jorge Medina
as Carol Brandon
as Robbie Batiou
as Lyle Ballou
as Robbie Ballou
as Cab Driver
as Meter Reader
as Henry Spaulding
Critic Reviews for Best Friends
Even when Best Friends isn't working uproariously as a comedy, there's an element of original, offbeat humor that keeps it promising.
Thin story collapses under the leaden star chemistry; capable supporting players can't save this dud.
Considering the source material (real life of writers Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin, and the caliber of stars, Hawn and Reynolds, this comedy is disappointingly shallow and predictable.
Honest, touching and funny. An underrated gem that deserves to be rediscovered.
Audience Reviews for Best Friends
An okay realistic family drama movie about marriage. If you ask me, it's too realistic, so much so that it's boring. Overall it's okay, though.
This movie has some good, funny, dramatic scenes, but for the rest of the movie it's predictable, boring, and unfunny. I'm not sure that Reynolds and Hawn made a good team in this movie either. The rest of the cast was good, and very realistic, but the two of them not so much. This movie starts to get dull and feels long by about the middle of the film. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are a big fan of one of them.
It wasn't a comedy, and it wasn't quite a drama. It was more like one large depression spiral of how two people can ultimately make each other unhappy no matter what they do. The music, which was Oscar nominated, was so sappy and 80's tinted that it drove me bananas, and Burt Reynolds was not his usual self confident self, but some tame invalid. Overall, it was very disappointing.
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