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Up Close & Personal
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, very loosely based on the tragic rise and fall of newswoman Jessica Savich. Sally Atwater left her unhappy life in Reno, Nevada to become a television correspondent. After sending her demo tapes to dozens of studios, she finally gets hired to work as a weather girl at a Miami station. She gets off to an awkward start, not knowing how to dress or act. Her first… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Is it worse as a love story or as a drama about the sorry state of television news? The answer: It's a tie."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Bland TV expose loosely based on the life of Jessica Savitch"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"It doesn't get anymore romantic than this"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Glitz! Glamour! Love! TV news ethics?"
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Final proof that "based on actual events" means absolutely nothing."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Serious flick that feels more like a satire of a Robert Redford film."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
"A perfectly respectable effort, but with all the talent involved it could have been better."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"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."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Love story about two soul-mates who are willing to do whatever it takes to enable the other to shine."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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