Just the Way You Are

1984

Just the Way You Are

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In this standard human interest comedy, Susan Berlanger (Kristy McNichol) has been crippled since a child and has to wear a leg brace in order to get around, but that does not in any way prevent Sam (Robert Carradine) and several other men from being very attracted to her. Susan is a professional flautist with a ballet-company orchestra and is given a chance to travel to Europe for a concert tour, which she is more than happy to accept. Since she has doubts about relationships (do these men feel sorry for her?), she puts a cast on her leg and goes to a ski resort to find out what it is like to be treated "normally" by others. Once there, she meets a captivating photographer (Michael Ontkean) and falls in love -- but does not tell him the truth about her leg. Making matters even worse, a wealthy Frenchman courting Susan's roommate at the resort is an amputee -- he lost a leg in an automobile accident. Sooner or later, Susan will have to come to grips with her deception, her forthcoming marriage, and her interest in the photographer.

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Cast

Kristy McNichol
as Susan Berlanger
Michael Ontkean
as Peter Nichols
Robert Carradine
as Sam Carpenter
Tim Daly
as Frank
Kaki Hunter
as Lisa Elliott
Gérard Jugnot
as Desk Clerk
Joyce Gordon
as Answering-Service Operator
Wayne Robson
as Assistant Manager
Jean-Claude Ostrander
as Ski Instructor
Garrick Dowhen
as Bill Holland
Paul Soles
as Arthur
Gisella Witkowsky
as Prima Ballerina
Jim Fusco
as Conductor
Madeleine Ganne
as Spectator
Beatrice Masson
as Coat-Check Girl
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Audience Reviews for Just the Way You Are

  • Jun 14, 2010
    Another great 80s movie, I enjoyed it a lot. Kristi McNichol was great in this as was Michael Ontkean. I would recommend this movie to anybody who loves a good 80s romance. :)
    Cassie H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2008
    A beautiful movie! Very touching story plot.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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