Just Between Friends PG-13 CC

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Mary Tyler Moore plays a happily married suburban housewife who develops a strong friendship with brash TV reporter Christine Lahti. When Moore's husband suddenly dies, she discovers that Lahti, her new best friend, had been having an affair with him.

Runtime:
1 hour 51 minutes

Just Between Friends

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Genres Drama
Director Allan Burns
Supporting actors Beverly Sanders, Salome Jens, Ted Danson, Read Morgan, Christine Lahti, Sam Waterston, Susan Rinell, Timothy Gibbs, Diane Stilwell, Jim McKrell, Chet Collins, Castulo Guerra, Mark Blum, Terri Hanauer, Helene Winston, Gary Riley, Leda Siskind, Joshua Harris
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Beautiful acting, great story line and loaded with pathos.
Debra Shiveley Welch
Moore and Sandy are good friends, When she finds out that Sandy is the other woman it shakes their friendship to its foundation.
donna
Well acted by the excellent Mary Tyler Moore and Christine Lahti.
Ms. K. Bromwich-alexandra

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 6, 2004
Format: DVD
Sudsy soap opera is saved by the touching performances of the leads, Mary Tyler Moore and Christine Lahti. Produced my Moore's production company MTM, this modern tale reminiscent of best of 1930s and 1940 melodrama actually transcends the gimmicky premise. Implausible as most soaps of this genre, JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS has a feminist edge not often seen in classic Hollywood. These kinds of "dramedies" rely less on writing skill and more on acting chops and manipulative tear dropping. While the performances are top notch, unforunately the sob elements are less effective. Moore, coming off of her ORDINARY PEOPLE Oscar nomination 5 years before plays the role with conviction...rather like her Mary Richards persona thrown into this maudlin predicament. Her foil is wise cracking, but ultimately lonely Christine Lahti, who was fresh from her nomination for SWING SHIFT. Writer/Director Allan Burns (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) attempts to infuse the proceedings with a humor that works some of the time. The tear jerking elements simply did not work for this reviewer. Too little time was spent leading up to the denoument that it comes across more as an afterthought than an entirely effective plot device. Another weight on the proceedings is the awkward and sometimes obtrusive score by Patrick Williams. In 2004 it comes across as terribly dated and a little obnoxious. Several dramatic moments are eclipsed by this overbearing score. Whats odd about JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS is its ability to rise above its faults and become an entertaining little film. Perhaps one could call this a "guilty pleasure". Its not a classic by any means, but at least an interesting time capsule of 1980s feminism and family.Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Scott FS VINE VOICE on April 3, 2004
Format: DVD
This film, made in 1986, is an enjoying flick. I don't agree that the musical score is overbearing or way out of date. It fits the time period well.
Moore and the rest of the cast do a fine job. I especially enjoyed Moore, as she channels the personality of Laura Petrie from the classic Dick Van Dyke show. Christine Lahti plays Sandy, a woman who has a bit more in common with Moore and her husband, played by Ted Danson, than she thinks. The dinner party where they all meet (together with a very young-looking Sam Waterson) is quite amusing. It's also fun to see Waterson play a character very much different from his very somber, deliberate role in 'Law & Order'.
Then tragedy strikes, and the two women confront each other in a new way.
(I also want to mention how attractive and fit Ms. Moore looked in this role. She was 50 when she made this film, and in her stint as an aerobics instructor, she looked 20 years younger.)
Overall, an enjoyable film.
Recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By lewis jackman on May 28, 2006
Format: DVD
Imagine an Eighties update on a Forties "women's picture". . . but with Laura Petrie or Mary Richards as the long-suffering heroine. . .and Sam (Ted Danson) Malone as the cheating spouse!

Mary Tyler Moore is spunkily stalwart as the wronged wife but wise-cracking Christine Lahti steals the picture as the other woman. (Guess Valerie Harper was busy.) Plays like a jazzercise-era remake of the old Bette Davis/Mary Astor tear-jerker "The Great Lie." Movie never makes up its mind whether it's a comedy or a drama but is oddly entertaining nevertheless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By irene pinson on April 27, 2014
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if you haven't seen this movie you have to order it and watch it. its a happy and sad movie but you get lot out it. when you watch it, you think this could happen really life. you will love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debra Shiveley Welch on February 28, 2014
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I've loved this movie for a long time and finally bought it for myself so that I can watch it any time I want. Beautiful acting, great story line and loaded with pathos.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne Dixon on November 24, 2013
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Always loved this movie due to story line and great cast and directing
Romantic comedy with twists and turns-- holds my interest
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By amy bonick on November 14, 2013
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I watched this when I was thirteen and thought it was great! Powerful performances by both women. Highly recommend watching it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom-Erik on November 17, 2012
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I remember seeing this movie during my childhood in the late 80s, and for some reason it stuck with me.
I saw it again years later and i still loved it. Bought the dvd years ago and look at it 1 time a year.
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