Married To It 1993 R

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A poignant comedy about three contemporary married couples whose lives become intertwined despite their radically different lifestyles

Starring:
Beau Bridges, Stockard Channing
Runtime:
1 hour, 53 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Arthur Hiller
Starring Beau Bridges, Stockard Channing
Supporting actors Robert Sean Leonard, Mary Stuart Masterson, Cybill Shepherd, Ron Silver, Don Francks, Donna Vivino, Jimmy Shea, Nathaniel Moreau, Diane D'Aquila, Chris Wiggins, Paul Gross, Gerry Bamman, Djanet Sears, George Sperdakos, Larry Reynolds, Ed Koch, Louis Di Bianco, George Guidall
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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3.7 out of 5 stars

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on September 4, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
A common thread provides the bond that draws three diverse couples together, ultimately leading to a friendship through which they explore the foibles of life and love in "Married To It," an engaging look at contemporary relationships and perspectives, directed by Arthur Hiller. There's John and Iris (Beau Bridges and Stockard Channing), a jaded social worker and the wife of many years who sees him through it all, has given him two children (now preteens) and only of late has come to realize that he's given up on her and on life in general; Chuck and Nina (Robert Sean Leonard and Mary Stuart Masterson), an ambitious investment broker and his wife, a school psychologist; and Leo and Claire (Ron Silver and Cybill Shepherd), a toy manufacturer and his second wife, a sophisticated woman of society who is unable to make a connection with his daughter, Lucy (Donna Vivino). A school function and commitment to a committee bring them together, and they soon find that although they each compete in different arenas of life, they are in the end not so different from one another after all. In fact, they soon come to depend and rely upon their newly founded friendships more than any of them could ever have imagined possible. Hiller has crafted an emotionally stirring study of want, need and expectation that will be readily identifiable to just about anyone who has taken part in the game of life. And it's skillfully delivered through an outstanding ensemble cast, highlighted by the exceptional work of Stockard Channing, a gifted actress who seems to thrive in a project like this.Read more ›
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kari Ana Smith on June 19, 2003
Format: DVD
When I read the other reviews I was stunned. Having just seen this movie and looking it up to buy it I cruised the reviews. What a shock. Clearly having lived through the sixties and hearing the truth about Woodstock was considered nothing to even be mentioned in their reviews. This Movie is funny, and it shows how easy it is for people to forget the importance of making a life with another person. How imperative it is to trust while still laughing outloud. In no way do I disrespect the opinions of others. I just don't see how this movie can be considered bland. You have trickery, twists and turns. It takes a bit of caring for the characters to like this movie. With this cast that was not difficult. It takes some intelligence to understand the plotline but not so much that one must be in MENSA. It is a rainy day laugh out loud movie for people who understand the jokes from the sixties. For people who lived through the horrible loss of our leaders in the sixties finally someone has found a way to express it. Bravo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. M. Meade on November 20, 2004
Format: DVD
This is quite a good cast in service of a so-so story. These three couples have little in common beside the school where they meet at a PTA conference. The acting of Mary Stuart Masterson is first class. In fact the acting of the three female leads keeps the whole thing from descending into a treacly mess. The final scenes with the children performing a school skit to Joni Mitchell's "Circle Game" was amazing. I'm a sucker for happy endings and this movie left me with a a big smile on my face
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. J. McGarghan on September 27, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Sweet but awkward movie about three couples weathering their marital differences and building friendships. The acting was good, but there was something about the writing that left one somewhat unconvinced that these people could grow to care about each other. Cybil Shepard does a creditable job making us care about an essentially unsympathetic character (part of the writing problem). Mary Stuart Masterson turns in her usual natural and thoughtful work. But watch for yet another outstanding performance by Stockard Channing as Iris -- her scene with Beau Bridges on the balcony of the mayoral party displays an emotional intensity and honesty about many-years-married couples.
The movie itself rates a 3, but the performances rate a 5; I therefore give this a 4.
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I can't believe that Leonard Maltin only gave this movie Two Stars! He said (I Paraphrase) "Decent cast can't save this pedestiran script." He also goes on to write how the movie sat on the shelf for two years. He is right. I noticed the copyright on the DVD box was 1993 while at the end credits they said 1991. According to Wikipedia the movie was released on September 11, 1991 (More On That Later) This movie really did it for me.

Ironic, because it is a movie that I would never have purchased had I not by chance ssen it advertised on the back end of an old VHS tape. I bought the movie a couple of years ago and saw it on last night. The opening sequence did it all for me. That is where all of the principle characters were introduced in a six degrees of separation sequence where they literally walk or drive by one another within the space of minutes. Unbeknownst to each other, they will strike up a lifelong friendship that goes through many trying times.

I won't go through each character's situation, save to say that they are broken down into wealthy, upper-middle class, and middle class households. I cared for the characters and while Cybill Sheppard's character was a bit vacuous, even she grew on me at the end. I couldn't help but lament the loss of the World Trade Center as the Twin Towers are shown majestically from what I believe is Staten Island (Please Feel Free To Comment If I'm Mistaken) where the ladies are having their get together mid-way through the movie.

This is certainly a movie I recommend to lovers of romantic comedies. The movies most hilarious moment comes when the kids of John and Iris Morden ask them if they ever "dropped acid." They turn to their kids with "shock" and say, "No, we never did drugs in our lives!
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