Best Friends Reviews

  • Jul 14, 2020

    I didn't find this romance at all fun or romantic.

    I didn't find this romance at all fun or romantic.

  • Jul 07, 2019

    Wanted to like it more for the cast, but it is a standard cliched script for the time

    Wanted to like it more for the cast, but it is a standard cliched script for the time

  • Jan 27, 2019

    The best movie song ever sung: How Do You Keep the Music Playing?!

    The best movie song ever sung: How Do You Keep the Music Playing?!

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn play screenwriting partners, and longtime romantic partners, who decide to get married and then find that marriage is not the same as being "best friends." Written by Barry Levinson ("Diner" "The Natural" "Avalon") and Valerie Curtin (who co-wrote "...and justice for all" "Inside Moves" and "Unfaithfully Yours" with Levinson), based the story on their own lives as writing partners. The film was directed by Norman Jewison ("In the Heat of the Night" "Moonstruck" "Rollerball") and was shot by Jordan Cronenweth ("Blade Runner" "Stop Making Sense" "Peggy Sue Got Married"), along with music by Michel Legrand ("Summer of '42" "The Thomas Crown Affair"), so considering all of the talent behind the camera and in front of the camera, which also included Jessica Tandy, Keenan Wynn, Ron Silver, and Richard LIbertini, the film is somewhat of a disappointment. However, although the film is not as good as I would have hoped, the stars have a likable chemistry and have a fun Tracy/Hepburn type of relationship, where the male and female leads are presented as equals, which is rarely the case with romantic comedies. Watchable if you're a fan of the two leads.

    Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn play screenwriting partners, and longtime romantic partners, who decide to get married and then find that marriage is not the same as being "best friends." Written by Barry Levinson ("Diner" "The Natural" "Avalon") and Valerie Curtin (who co-wrote "...and justice for all" "Inside Moves" and "Unfaithfully Yours" with Levinson), based the story on their own lives as writing partners. The film was directed by Norman Jewison ("In the Heat of the Night" "Moonstruck" "Rollerball") and was shot by Jordan Cronenweth ("Blade Runner" "Stop Making Sense" "Peggy Sue Got Married"), along with music by Michel Legrand ("Summer of '42" "The Thomas Crown Affair"), so considering all of the talent behind the camera and in front of the camera, which also included Jessica Tandy, Keenan Wynn, Ron Silver, and Richard LIbertini, the film is somewhat of a disappointment. However, although the film is not as good as I would have hoped, the stars have a likable chemistry and have a fun Tracy/Hepburn type of relationship, where the male and female leads are presented as equals, which is rarely the case with romantic comedies. Watchable if you're a fan of the two leads.

  • Jun 11, 2016

    A friendship turns sour when a Hollywood couple tie the knot.

    A friendship turns sour when a Hollywood couple tie the knot.

  • May 22, 2016

    The type of film you wish Burt didn't make. Here, two best friends and lovers tie the knot and then can't make it through visits to their respective parents' houses without the relationship falling apart. A couple scenes raised an eyebrow, the brushing off of Goldie's father's attempt to sexually assault the maid and Burt grabbing Goldie by the neck and forcing her head out a window in an argument.

    The type of film you wish Burt didn't make. Here, two best friends and lovers tie the knot and then can't make it through visits to their respective parents' houses without the relationship falling apart. A couple scenes raised an eyebrow, the brushing off of Goldie's father's attempt to sexually assault the maid and Burt grabbing Goldie by the neck and forcing her head out a window in an argument.

  • Feb 10, 2016

    gr8 2c some late career performances from keenan wynn & jessica tandy good com-dram

    gr8 2c some late career performances from keenan wynn & jessica tandy good com-dram

  • Jan 01, 2013

    This hidden gem from the 80's features two superstars in their prime. Hilarious and bittersweet, I loved every second.

    This hidden gem from the 80's features two superstars in their prime. Hilarious and bittersweet, I loved every second.

  • Jul 25, 2012

    at least burt reynolds was in it.

    at least burt reynolds was in it.

  • Dec 06, 2011

    This movie needs to be re-released and marketed on DVD. I still quote this one! Perhaps in a box set with The Story of Us??

    This movie needs to be re-released and marketed on DVD. I still quote this one! Perhaps in a box set with The Story of Us??