Peter's Friends (1992)



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Movie Info

Set in a beautiful English country manor, this provocative ensemble comedy drama chronicles the New Year's Eve 10-year reunion of a group of former members of the Oxford theatre department.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Martin Bergman, Rita Rudner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 12, 2008
HBO Video



as Carol

as Peter's Father

as Peter's Solicitor

as Woman at Airport

as Brenda, the Babysitt...

as Chauffer

as Brian's Wife

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as Ben (age 1)
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Critic Reviews for Peter's Friends

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (8)

Many of the lines and the shadings brought to them by these expert performers are good for some laughs, and pic has plenty of energy, but it can't be taken as seriously as it wants to be.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Most will guess the pay-off, but it's an amiable enterprise.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Although it addresses AIDS more directly than many films have, it remains a lightweight entertainment, enjoyable mostly for the fun of hearing arch, skillful actors deliver droll remarks.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

With a smattering of one-liners, and a dash of ironic spirit, "Peter's Friends" is a diverting, if modest affair.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Mostly a hodgepodge of stale show-biz stereotypes mixed with the brand of schmaltzy emotionalism that can be bought off the rack of any store on Rodeo Drive.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

If film is basically a voyeuristric medium, then one of the questions that might be asked about "Peter's Friends" is: Would we like to be one of these friends, and attend such a reunion ourselves? I would.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Peter's Friends


I've been meaning to watch this film ever since reading its review on a Microsoft Cinemania '95 CD... it's very much a product of its time with the 80s soundtrack reminding me of discos from the early 90s. A bunch of thespians playing thespians; there's not much to describe with giving the plot away - worthwhile if you're a fan of Branagh & Thompson or Fry & Laurie.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

Interesting relationships between old friends.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

I do not have the linguistic faculties to express how much I hate this film. Luvvy infested unfunny, pretentious crap.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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