Best Friends
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We'd rather not speculate over how much of Best Friends is autobiographical. We'll just note that this story of a male-female screenwriting team was written by real-life married scenarists Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin. Lovers as well as collaborators, scriveners Richard Babson (Burt Reynolds) and Paula McCullen (Goldie Hawn) decide to make their union legal. Predictably enough, they discover that their relationship goes straight downhill after they say "I do." The stars are far less interesting than the supporting cast, including Jessica Tandy and Barnard Hughes as… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A very engaging film."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Thin story collapses under the leaden star chemistry; capable supporting players can't save this dud."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Best Friends is such a forgettable film I had no recollection of it ever being made."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Though engaging and agreeable, the film is never wildly funny."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The script plods through autobiographical self-indulgence with some warmth but too few laughs."
‑ , Film4
"Even when Best Friends isn't working uproariously as a comedy, there's an element of original, offbeat humor that keeps it promising."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Honest, touching and funny. An underrated gem that deserves to be rediscovered."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
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