Things Change
Things Change (1988)

Perhaps it was his collaborator Shel Silverstein who said to screenwriter David Mamet "Lighten up. Do a comedy." Whatever the case, Things Change was a welcome change of pace for Mamet, both as scenarist and director. Don Ameche… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 21, 1988
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2000
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cathy Burke
United Press International

Things Change is like the careful telling of a sly and spirited joke. Everything builds slowly, and the telling is as important as the punch line.

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James Rocchi

David Mamet-Shel Silverstein collaboration is funny, touching and tense.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

clever, funny and thoughtful

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a film that comes with a perfect shoeshine and smile underneath its ludicrous and cynical premise.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A gangster fable about keeping one's word.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Nine years after Hal Ashby's quixotic 1979 tale of mistaken identity, Being There (with Peter Sellers as the humble gardener), Mamet followed with his take… More
Pierluigi Puccini
From the moment you watch Don Ameche's face, you instantly know this will be a humble, honest and heartwarming story. David Mamet changed his register… More
Anthony Valletta
It's got that Mamet touch!