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Never Again (2002)



Critic Consensus: The performances are excellent, but much of the story rings false.

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A tale about two lovelorn fifty something New Yorkers. Christopher is an exterminator-cum-jazz musician who, after years of one-night stands, begins to question his sexual orientation. Grace is a divorcee whose daughter has just left home for college. Grace is looking to jump-start her life anew. Grace's best friends push her to try dating again, while Christopher's fellow musician doesn't quite know what to do about his buddy's tentative game plan. When a blind date for Grace goes bad, she ducks into a gay bar--and meets first-time patron Christopher. The circumstances are so wrong that the two are immediately drawn to each other. But as with any romantic relationship at any age, their fears--both mutual and individual--may prevent them from being happy together. Is Grace's credo "never again" a self-fulfilling prophecy?
R (for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, and for language)
Comedy , Documentary , Drama , Romance
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Jeffrey Tambor
as Christopher
Bill Duke
as Earl
Sandy Duncan
as Natasha
Dolores McDougal
as Mrs. Feinstein
Lily Rabe
as Tess
Dan'l Linehan
as Leather Go-Go Boy
Bill Weeden
as Mr. Speedy
Eric Axen
as Male College Go-Go Boy
Trazana Beverley
as Night Nurse
Tom Cappadona
as Waiter
Caitlin Clarke
as Allison
Peter Dinklage
as Harry Appleton
Jenny Kravat
as Big Sister
Kasia Ostlun
as College Girl
Meredith Lauren
as Waitress/Body Double
Dolores MacDougal
as Mrs. Fienstein
Abigail Morgan
as Girl No. 1
James Noonan
as Muscular Waiter
Eric Scott
as Arthur
Edward Steele
as Handicapped Man
Victor Truro
as Sex Shop Clerk
Anne Marie Leighton
as Girl No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Never Again

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (23)

Tambor and Clayburgh make an appealing couple - he's understated and sardonic, she's appealingly manic and energetic. Both deserve better.

September 26, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

If Never Again is the best film we can get about older adult sexuality, it's no wonder we're not seeing more movies like it.

Full Review… | August 23, 2002
Miami Herald
Top Critic

After a while, Never Again gets so busy celebrating ageless virility that it forgets to tell a decent story.

Full Review… | August 8, 2002
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

There are enough things that poke out rather boldly from Never Again's modest proportions to keep it verging on interesting. And not all of them are strapped to Jill Clayburgh's waist.

Full Review… | July 26, 2002
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Just offbeat enough to keep you interested without coming close to bowling you over.

July 26, 2002
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Clayburgh and Tambor are charming performers; neither of them deserves Eric Schaeffer.

Full Review… | July 26, 2002
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Never Again


Cute. Funny...I have to admit that I laughed really hard when she got caught in the sex suit. Now that was precious!

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

My MoM Would Just Loove this !!! It Is soo rare they make a love story for 50's and over it is funny Funny And Funny It Holds The trueness Of Being Jaded By Love That You Would become a NONSEXUAL lol that is soo cool .. the best part is when she is trying on the sex toys in her long mirror and he brings his mom to meet her and she can't get the strap on dilly doo off hahahha soo crazzy This is fun ..

angel marth
angel marth

I was duped into thinking this was actually a gay movie. The reality is that no one in there 50's are confused about their sexuality. I understand where the movie wanted to go but I wasn't very convinced. The sex scenes made me uncomfortable and the Never Again slogan was used so many times it was redundant!

Daryl D
Daryl D

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