Up Close & Personal
Up Close & Personal (1996)

A story about a career television journalist who eclipses her mentor, this drama's plot resembles that of A Star Is Born, and it shares the same screenwriters as those who penned the 1976 version of that film, John Gregory Dunne and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 1, 1996
DVD Release Date: September 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Is it worse as a love story or as a drama about the sorry state of television news? The answer: It's a tie.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A perfectly respectable effort, but with all the talent involved it could have been better.

Michael Dequina

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.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

This is one of those untaxing time-killers where you spend a lot of time pondering which of its actress's changing hairstyles you like best.

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Bland TV expose loosely based on the life of Jessica Savitch

Clint Morris

It doesn't get anymore romantic than this

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Glitz! Glamour! Love! TV news ethics?

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Scott Weinberg

Final proof that "based on actual events" means absolutely nothing.

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Serious flick that feels more like a satire of a Robert Redford film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Cassie Hill
Pfeiffer stars as Tally aka Sally who is a young and naive journalist who desperately wants to become a news anchor & enlists the help of a news director,… More
Cinema Films
A classic and remarkable movie. Robert's portrayal of a dedicated journalist has been an encouragement to others in similar situations. Yes, I don't… More
Dean McKenna
Old-fashioned Hollywood movies are hard to come by these days, and that is what makes this big-screen love story such a treasure. Writer Joan Didion and John… More
Erin Collins
A little long. The ending was very sad.
Leigh Ryan
So sweet and romantic.
Dimitris Springer
Here's another stereotype of the American (U.S. that is) pile of rubbish on a daily basis. I mean, compared to this, One Fine Day looks like a masterpiece!… More