Best Friends
Best Friends (1982)

Best Friends follows a pair of screenwriters who decide to get married after working and living together for so long. Soon after the marriage, they discover that their relationship just isn't the same. Interestingly enough, this was… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

A very engaging film.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Thin story collapses under the leaden star chemistry; capable supporting players can't save this dud.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Best Friends is such a forgettable film I had no recollection of it ever being made.

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Time Out

Though engaging and agreeable, the film is never wildly funny.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Considering the source material (real life of writers Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin, and the caliber of stars, Hawn and Reynolds, this comedy is disappointingly shallow and predictable.

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Film4

The script plods through autobiographical self-indulgence with some warmth but too few laughs.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Even when Best Friends isn't working uproariously as a comedy, there's an element of original, offbeat humor that keeps it promising.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Honest, touching and funny. An underrated gem that deserves to be rediscovered.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
An okay realistic family drama movie about marriage. If you ask me, it's too realistic, so much so that it's boring. Overall it's okay, though.
Spencer S.
It wasn't a comedy, and it wasn't quite a drama. It was more like one large depression spiral of how two people can ultimately make each other unhappy… More
Leo L
Great movie.