Lovers and Other Strangers (1971)




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This engaging comedy focuses on the effect that Susan and Mike's marriage has on their family and friends. Susan's father Hal has been having an affair for years, unknown to his wife. Mike's mother and father are delighted with the wedding plans, but their son Richie has a troubled marriage.
Comedy , Romance
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Beatrice Arthur
as Bea Vecchio
Gig Young
as Hal Henderson
Marian Hailey
as Brenda
Bob Dishy
as Jerry
Anne Meara
as Wilma
Joseph Hindy
as Richie
Anthony Holland
as Donaldson
Mort Marshall
as Father Gregory
Bob Kaliban
as Hotel Clerk
Amy Stiller
as Flower Girl
Charlotte Jones
as Johnny's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Lovers and Other Strangers

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

It has the tact to hold back, to trust its characters to somehow fumble through to something that's not love, maybe, but will do.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A charming, hilarious film that skillfully balances the many divergent storylines into a fascinating, entertaining whole.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
TV Guide

The best element of this Broadway play to the big screen transfer is the acting of the entire ensemble, headed by Richard Castellano, who received a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

Full Review… | August 5, 2012

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March 29, 2006
Atlantic City Weekly

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March 7, 2006

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September 23, 2005

Audience Reviews for Lovers and Other Strangers


The now hackneyed convention of using comedy vignettes to reveal amusing marital foibles finds an early manifestation in this 1970 film notable for Diane Keaton's motion picture debut.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

*** (out of four) Rambuctious comedy about a couple who have been living together for almost two years decide to get married. They find out all sorts of secrets about their parents, relatives, friends that relate to their relationships. A wonderful cast, including Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Anne Meara, Gig Young, Cloris Leachman, Diane Keaton (in her film debut), and Richard Castellano (in his Oscar nominated performance) are all excellent.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Great cast but dated episodic comedy. Still its enjoyable to see so many wonderful performers all gathered together and Dishy's apartment is a snapshot of 70's mod decorating.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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