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Such Good Friends (1971)

Such Good Friends (1971)

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Based upon the novel by Lois Gould and adapted (under the pseudonym Esther Dale) by Elaine May, Such Good Friends focuses on Julie Messinger (played by Dyan Cannon), a woman with intense, often wild emotions that are held in check beneath a rather conventional façade. After her chauvinistic and self-centered husband Richard checks into the hospital for a simple mole removal that goes seriously wrong, Julie discovers that he has been titanically unfaithful to her. This is the straw that breaks the camel's back, and Julie decides it is time for her to break out of her shell, no matter what the consequences. She begins to exhibit a sexual interest in other men (sometimes indiscriminately, as when she seduces her family doctor, played by James Coco), and speaks her mind to others, including her egocentric mother (Nina Foch) and her hypocritical best friend (Jennifer O'Neill). At the end, Julie wanders into Central Park and, presumably, a new life.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama
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Paramount Pictures

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Cast

Dyan Cannon
as Julie
James Coco
as Timmy
Nina Foch
as Mrs. Wallman
Laurence Luckinbill
as Richard Messinger
Louise Lasser
as Marcy Berns
Burgess Meredith
as Bernard Kalman
Sam Levene
as Uncle Eddie
William Redfield
as Barney Halstead
James Beard
as Dr. Mahler
Rita Gam
as Doria Perkins
Nancy Guild
as Molly Hastings
Elaine Joyce
as Marion Spector
Nancy R. Pollock
as Aunt Harriet
Doris Roberts
as Mrs. Gold
Lee Sabinson
as Dr. Bleiweiss
Clarice Taylor
as Mrs. McKay
Virginia Vestoff
as Emily Lapham
Joseph Papp
as Shakespeare Theatre in the Park
Richard B. Shull
as Clarence Fitch
Bette Howard
as Darlene
Oscar Grossman
as The Doorman
Joel Veiga
as The Waiter
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Audience Reviews for Such Good Friends

One of the more overlooked Otto Preminger films, Such Good Friends is a fascinating look at infidelity.

Knox Morris
Knox Morris
½

Wonderfully mod and a pervasively effervescent dry sense of humor are just two of the highlights in this witty 70s ahead-of-its-time film.

Jeff B
Jeff B

A fascinating picture; hardly the utter disaster or success some might have you believe it is, but rather a picture whose flaws are very nearly as compelling and curious as its triumphs.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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