Up Close & Personal
Up Close & Personal (1996)

Robert Redford and Michelle Pffeifer headline this heart-tugging romance about an inexperienced but ambitious , aspiring telejournalist and the veteran newsman who became her mentor, her lover, and her very best friend. The plot is very,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 7, 1999
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29%
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67%



Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Is it worse as a love story or as a drama about the sorry state of television news? The answer: It's a tie.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Bland TV expose loosely based on the life of Jessica Savitch

Clint Morris
Moviehole

It doesn't get anymore romantic than this

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Glitz! Glamour! Love! TV news ethics?

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Final proof that "based on actual events" means absolutely nothing.

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Serious flick that feels more like a satire of a Robert Redford film.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A perfectly respectable effort, but with all the talent involved it could have been better.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

There is no real sexual tension between [Pfeiffer and Redford] from the get-go, so when they finally do get together, it feels forced, ungenuine.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Love story about two soul-mates who are willing to do whatever it takes to enable the other to shine.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Cassie Hill
Pfeiffer stars as Tally aka Sally who is a young and naive journalist who desperately wants to become a news anchor & enlists the help of a news director,… More
Cinema Films
A classic and remarkable movie. Robert's portrayal of a dedicated journalist has been an encouragement to others in similar situations. Yes, I don't… More
Dean McKenna
Old-fashioned Hollywood movies are hard to come by these days, and that is what makes this big-screen love story such a treasure. Writer Joan Didion and John… More
Erin Collins
A little long. The ending was very sad.
Leigh Ryan
So sweet and romantic.
Dimitris Springer
Here's another stereotype of the American (U.S. that is) pile of rubbish on a daily basis. I mean, compared to this, One Fine Day looks like a masterpiece!… More