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  • Actors: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard, Louise Lasser
  • Directors: Otto Preminger
  • Writers: Elaine May, Lois Gould
  • Producers: Otto Preminger
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Widescreen, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004P2VQX4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,778 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Otto Preminger (Skidoo) directs this comedy-drama based upon the novel by Lois Gould and adapted by Esther Dale (Elaine May under the pseudonym). Julie Messinger (Dyan Cannon) is an intense woman who hides her wild emotions and desires under her conventional fa‡ade. Her husband Richard (Laurence Luckinbill) checks into the hospital for a simple mole removal that goes seriously wrong. The stellar cast includes James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard, Louise Lasser, Nina Foch, Sam Levine, Doris Roberts and Burgess Meredith.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By V. Risoli on May 25, 2011
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With "Such Good Friends" (1971), Otto was in his element working in New York City and dealing with the viciousness of certain circles there as he had with "Laura," his breakthrough film. It is also a "woman's picture" based on the best-selling novel by Lois Gould of which was said it was one of three books at that time that deal masterfully with the plight of women, then a controversial time for the women's lib movement. (Besides "Friends," the other two books, made into motion pictures, were "Play It As It Lays" and "Diary of a Mad Housewife"). The screenplay is credited mostly to Esther Dale, a pseudonym for Elaine May, and the script is sparked with incredible humor and bold touches that remained up to Otto to keep in for controversy sake (including a nude scene for Burgess Meredith and a scene of James Coco while Dyan Cannon commits fellatio with him, among others). Dyan Cannon gives the performance of her career, even though her experience making the film was filled with accounts of her being Otto's token "whipping post" (along with Jennifer O'Neill who was "destroyed"). Dyan was said want not to ever work with Preminger again, and that "he couldn't direct his little nephew to the bathroom." Thomas Z. Shepard does the music, with a great song sung by O.C. Smith ("Suddenly It's All Tomorrow"). "Such Good Friends" is the best film of the final Preminger films. Once again, Olive Films provides a DVD saturated with color, bedroom scenes a little too dark, but acceptable.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By GinFizz on August 18, 2011
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Such Good Friends seems to be a forgotten gem, directed by Otto Preminger and written by the brilliant Elaine May. Explores the true nature of marriage and friendship, mostly through the eyes of a woman, which I believe is very rare for a film of this era. It's a sad story, punctuated with absurd and hilarious interactions of a top-notch cast. My favorite scene: Burgess Meredith dancing nearly naked. Also look for a young and hunky Ken Howard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reb S. on May 3, 2013
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I gave this four stars because I love seeing Dyan Cannon in her early movies and she was great (I missed this part of her career because I was a kid back then, so all of these older movies are brand new to me). Had I seen this movie when it came out in theaters, I might have liked it more--because I didn't start watching dramatic movies until the 80s, I have a hard time with the lack of spelling things out that can happen in movies from the 60s and 70s--but I generally enjoyed the movie (though I have to say, I laughed and laughed during some of the hospital/coma scenes simply because the writers' knowledge of medicine, comas, hospitals was very limited (and/or things have REALLY changed in hospitals since when the movie was made!) none of it was intended to be funny, but it sure was! If you've made it to searching for this film in the first place, I'm sure you'll enjoy it, since I don't think most people would stumble upon it without actively looking for it. But if you were a child (or not even born) in the 70s or later, take the film with a grain of salt and remember that times and films were very different then. If you can do that, and if you can suspend your disbelief at the hospital scenes, then I think you'll enjoy it.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By George Brainerd on November 7, 2007
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Early test of the R rating and what it meant to the content of a film. It also brought out the practicing part of medical practice. Dyan certainly tested the scope of what a female actress could do in a movie in a somewhat dark but humorous genre.
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By Joe Smart on December 28, 2014
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Dyan Cannon plays Julie, a happily married upper middle-class housewife wed to a successful magazine editor and children's book author. He goes into the hospital to have a mole removed but after unexpected complications ends up in a coma. While Julie waits at the hospital for news about her husband's condition she eventually finds that he was cheating on her--and with many of the women Julie considered her closest friends.

Elaine May's script boasts an abundance of sharp and witty dialogue but the overall tone of the movie is so sour that nothing registers as being funny. Director Otto Preminger's decision to jaggedly cut fleeting fantasy and flashback sequences into various scenes doesn't help much in establishing any kind of comic rhythm--it almost feels like Otto Preminger had no idea the script he was directing was for a comedy. Elaine May ended up using a pseudonym on this movie for the first and only time in her career.

Dyan Cannon's performance is so winning it only makes you feel worse that the rest of the movie is so bad--if Such Good Friends had been directed by someone more suited to the material like Mike Nichols or Paul Mazursky this could have been a star-making performance for her--instead Cannon's fine efforts are wasted in a painfully unfunny film that could probably serve as a thesis on how not to direct a comedy. Such Good Friends simply isn't worth enduring unless the thought of Burgess Meredith dancing around naked at a cocktail party actually delights you.
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