Best Friends
Best Friends (1982)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 17, 1982
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A very engaging film.

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TV Guide

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

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Christopher Null

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

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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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.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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.