Making Love
Making Love (1982)

A TV executive (Kate Jackson) is shocked to discover that her husband is having an affair with a male novelist (Harry Hamlin), who comes on to him but then leaves him, just as quickly, with his marriage in a precarious state.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1982
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

This is a three-handkerchief movie, all right, but for the nose. It stinks.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Unfortunately, Hiller doesn't command the intensity of feeling that might have made it emotionally valid, and he doesn't have the awareness of the cultural forces at work in his film that might have made it intellectually respectable.

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Don Willmott

has trouble conveying passion, torment, and guilt

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This movie has some of the worst dialogue one can imagine: She: 'What about passion?' He: 'What about support?' She: 'What about betrayal?'

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

On its own baby-step terms, and despite its moneyed vanilla-himbo vision of gay masculinity and desire, Making Love plays now as a bemusing anachronism but not an insulting or self-inflating one.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Making Love salutes the philosophy of different strokes for different folks.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Once the cat is out of the bag, the movie turns rip-roaring awful in an entirely enjoyable way.

TV Guide

Slick and shallow.

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Although it was a brave movie at the time, it's got less power than the average soap opera these days.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Dated but well intentioned and at the time ground breaking drama. The male leads are good but best of all is Kate Jackson, its a shame she didn't make it… More
Sarah Prisbylla
This movie addresses a very real problem for many closeted gay men and their families - it was well done and seemes very progressive for when it was made.