Continental Divide
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Michael Apted directed and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay for this diverting romantic comedy -- a film that attempts to recapture the spirit of an old Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn vehicle. A very subdued John Belushi plays a star columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times named Ernie Souchak (but loosely based on columnist Mike Royko), who uses his column as a direct line to report on the dirty dealings at Chicago City Hall. When his political reports on a local corrupt alderman get too hot, Ernie is sent to the Rocky Mountains to do a fluff piece on reclusive ornithologist Nell Porter… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

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"It's very slight and grows less interesting as Belushi's character is tamed, but it's a rare, welcome look a the late, great comedian's romantic side."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Were we pleased or frightened? Pleased, John."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"Continental Divide charts a love relationship that is hobbed by work."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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