Same Time, Next Year
Same Time, Next Year (1978)

Based on Bernard Slade's Broadway play of the same name, this film is about George, a married New Jersey accountant (Alan Alda), and Doris, a housewife (Ellen Burstyn). The two accidentally meet in a Californian country inn in 1951.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 22, 1978
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Well done filmed play absorbs us in the characters' lives.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Satisfied neither to be honestly frivolous or sincerely ambitious, Same Time, Next Year winds up giving a bad name both to comedy and to drama.

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Urban Cinefile

It's funny, sad, unexpected and moving. Just like life and its relationships

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What worked on the stage doesn't on film.

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Emanuel Levy

An overlong, tiresome, excessively theatrical comedy, based on Bernard Slade's play, about a 25 year tryst of a married man and married woman (Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A man and a woman meet every year to carry on a multi-decade affair. Two-handers, plays or films with only two characters, require two excellent actors who can… More
John Ballantine
Likely something that your mom would like. two married people go through life having an affair once a year at the same hotel. They talk about their lives and… More
Daniel Perry
I saw 20 minutes from the middle of this on TV probably five years ago and thought "looks pretty good." I think they were the best 20 minutes of the… More
James Kiester
In a weird way it's kinda like the Godfather. The protagonists are doing a wrong thing, but you root for them to make it work.
jay nixon
ellen burstyn is an actress of almost limitless ability as she shows here.
Leo L