Qty:1
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by goHastings
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: 100% PRODUCT GUARANTEE!* Fast shipping on more than 1,000,000 Book , Video, Video Game, Music titles & More! We 100% Guarantee the full functionality of all used and previously viewed product, except its digital content, if any.
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.25
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$5.28
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: OopsOutlets
Add to Cart
$5.70
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Solo Enterprises
Add to Cart
$6.95
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Nickelflix SuperCenter
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Starting Over
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Starting Over


List Price: $8.99
Price: $5.28 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $3.71 (41%)
In Stock.
Sold by Mercury Media Partners and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
34 new from $1.29 37 used from $0.01
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$5.28
$1.29 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

Starting Over + Rich and Famous
Price for both: $12.33

Buy the selected items together
  • Rich and Famous $7.05

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning, Frances Sternhagen
  • Directors: Alan J. Pakula
  • Writers: James L. Brooks, Dan Wakefield
  • Producers: Alan J. Pakula, Douglas Wick, Isabel Halliburton, James L. Brooks
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: June 21, 2005
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0008KLVBY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,211 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Starting Over" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Phil Potter (Reynolds) is a low-key, contented magazine writer who tries to put his life back together after his wife (Bergen) opts for independence as a singer-songwriter. Wacky nursery school teacher (Clayburgh) tries to help him surmount the emotional hurdles, but it's rough as he's still hung up on his ex-wife.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
27
4 star
14
3 star
5
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 47 customer reviews
A great, funny movie.
Q LL
Jill Clayburgh is great as Burt's new woman, and Candace Bergen is a hoot as his ex wife.
Thomas M. Manderfeld
It's got one of the best endings ever.
Ciaramine

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Joe O'Brien on August 13, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I first saw "Starting Over" in the theatre when it first came out in the fall of 1979 and then many years later on home video and I still find it enjoyable. It was directed by the late, great Alan J. Pakula("All The President's Men" from 1976,"Sophie's Choice" from 1982)and the screenplay was written by James L.Brooks(one of the writers on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the '70's,"Terms of Endearment" from 1983,"Broadcast News" from 1987, "As Good As It Gets" from 1997), and starred Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen and the underrated Burt Reynolds.Ms. Clayburgh was nominated for Best Actress for her role as the school teacher looking for love,(Sally Field won for "Norma Rae").Ms. Bergen was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in her role as the aspiring songwriter(Meryl Streep won for "Kramer vs. Kramer").Burt Reynolds wasn't even nominated for his role as Phil Potter.He was a superstar at the time and the No.1 box office attraction in America and it seems he was snubbed by the Academy.It was too bad because after all he was the lead role in the picture as the just divorced man who was starting over in a new life.The Academy did finally give him a nomination nearly 20 years later in 1997 for his fine performance in "Boogie Nights",(Robin Williams won for "Good Will Hunting").At least the Academy finally recognized his work.
"Starting Over" features funny supporting roles for Charles Durning as Phil Potter's older psychiatrist brother and Frances Sternhagen as his sister Marva Potter.The movie has many funny moments,like when Candice Bergen,as Phil's ex-wife breaks out in song and Phil's reaction to this musical moment.Burt Reynolds has said in interviews that Phil Potter in "Starting Over" was his personal favorite film role.I can see why.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jamaica Jake on August 12, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
This is one of the great cult classic romantic comedies, right up there with "The Heartbreak Kid." The writing by James Brooks is, as always, smart, dry, and very funny; and Alan J. Pakula gets great performances from everyone in the amazing cast. (I've always thought Charles Durning is one America's best character actors.) I have to disagree with one of the other reviewers who thought Jill Clayburgh was miscast. Her performance is charming and droll, a perfect match for Burt Reynolds, who gives a great performance that works particularly well because he's playing against type -- a macho star who gets big laughs when, during a love scene with Clayburgh where she's groning happily, says "I'm not that good."

I have only one complaint about this film -- it's not available on DVD, and I can't figure out why. Wake up, Paramount!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Starting Over is a romantically funny movie! Candace Bergen is hysterical as the wife who leaves Burt Reynolds to become a country western singer (what a voice!). Jill Clayburgh's first encounter with Burt Reynold's character is extremely funny. And wait until you see what happens when this Starting Over couple attempt to purhcase a couch at the mall! It's true this movie is well over twenty years old, but I still remember it with great fondness. This was Burt Reynolds at his very best. I'm glad I came across it on Amazon.com. I hope it has stood up to time and that you will enjoy it as much as I did.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. B. Schliewenz on February 27, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I didn't realize how young Burt Reynolds is in this movie....but I love all of his romantic comedies, and was happy that amazon.com had this one. Jill Clayburgh is well cast as the love interest and Candace Bergen is hysterical as Reynolds' soon-to-be ex-wife. No wonder she was so great (later on) as "Murphy Brown." The story is hilarious and yet has its warm fuzzy moments. Great songs, too (when Bergen isn't trying to sing them herself)! Thoroughly enjoyable.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ciaramine on September 28, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I wish there were more movies like this one. Three great performances from Bergen, Reynolds and Clayburgh, who show perfect comic timing and real chemistry. The humor comes from real, often poignant situations, and every scene, from the more intimate scenes between Reynolds and Clayburgh to those at the group therapy sessions, are the real thing. The supporting players are also terrific. It's got one of the best endings ever. Listen closely or you might not hear the last line uttered by Clayburgh because the credits are already rolling. It's a beauty.

It's great that they've brought this film out on DVD. Now if someone would just release another great Clayburgh film, An Unmarried Woman, on DVD, I would be first in line to buy it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Manderfeld on November 18, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This movie is an absolute delight and one of the most welcome pleasant surprises I've witnessed in watching films. Burt Reynolds gives the best performance of his career (the fact that he didn't receive an Oscar nomination is dissapointing)as the newly divorced man trying to find his way. The fact that he's still hung up on his wife doesn't help matters. Jill Clayburgh is great as Burt's new woman, and Candace Bergen is a hoot as his ex wife. Other wonderful performances by Charles Durning and Austin Pendleton, make this film worth seeing. So many romantic comedies get it wrong, but this charmer of a film continues to hold up 25 years after it's initial release.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category

Mercury Media Partners Privacy Statement Mercury Media Partners Shipping Information Mercury Media Partners Returns & Exchanges