Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)




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Middle-aged when they first meet, eternally-joking Pete and repressed "old maid" Tillie don't immediately hit it off. Gradually, their friendship deepens into love and culminates in marriage, eleven years of which is explored in this film. Throughout the funny and tragic moments, and despite the many break-ups, their love endures.
PG (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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MCA Universal Home Video


Carol Burnett
as Tillie
Geraldine Page
as Gertrude
Rene Auberjonois
as Jimmy Twitchell
Lee H. Montgomery
as Robbie Seltzer
Henry Jones
as Mr. Tucker
Kent Smith
as Father Keating
Philip Bourneuf
as Dr. Willett
Whit Bissell
as Minister
Timothy Blake
as Lucy Lund
James McAllister
as Baby Robbie Seltzer
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Critic Reviews for Pete 'n' Tillie

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

It gets taken over by a series of soap-style catastrophes.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This is the wittiest, warmest and most ingratiating movie to appear in a long time, with a beautifully sustained and muted edge of sadness.

Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Character driven story with nice work by Matthau and Burnett.

June 13, 2008

The mixture of happiness and grief, laughter and sobs, reality and farce makes this an admirable attempt at great filmmaking.

Full Review… | January 14, 2008
TV Guide

Director Ritt keeps the gags coming, but it is the two leads' chemistry that makes the film work.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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