It's My Turn

Overview

Claudia Weill's second feature is a romantic look at the humorous and tragic sides of love, starring Jill Clayburgh as Kate Gunzinger, a mathematics professor who lives with perpetually sunny architect Homer Charles Grodin in Chicago. But during a trip to New York City, Kate becomes romantically involved with handsome hunk Ben Lewin Michael Douglas, a recently retired professional baseball player who is trying to adjust to a life outside of professional sports. The son of her father's fiancee, Ben, in spite of ...
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Overview

Claudia Weill's second feature is a romantic look at the humorous and tragic sides of love, starring Jill Clayburgh as Kate Gunzinger, a mathematics professor who lives with perpetually sunny architect Homer Charles Grodin in Chicago. But during a trip to New York City, Kate becomes romantically involved with handsome hunk Ben Lewin Michael Douglas, a recently retired professional baseball player who is trying to adjust to a life outside of professional sports. The son of her father's fiancee, Ben, in spite of uncertainties about his future, actively pursues Kate, and Kate, much to her surprise, willingly permits Ben to make his amorous approaches.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The law of diminishing returns had set in by the time Jill Clayburgh starred in It's My Turn, a film that seems to be a descendant of her earlier (and much better) An Unmarried Woman and Starting Over. None of these films were actually sequels, but Clayburgh's presence -- and the fact that her character in each one seemed to be a stand-in for the "modern woman" of the time -- makes them feel like part of a trilogy. The difference is that the two earlier films were subtler in their approach; there was a social commentary at the core of each film, but it was couched in an involving story with interesting characters. In Turn, the commentary seems to have been grafted onto a fairly traditional romance with characters that are fairly shallow; we've seen them all before, even if their words and phrases may have been slightly different. As a result, Turn feels a bit clich├ęd and manipulative, and modern audiences will also find it amusingly dated. Still, the creators have approached the work with adequate skill; the result is not great drama, but it's an enjoyable, plastic little romance, complete with the required big scene for the star to show her acting chops.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2012
  • UPC: 043396399372
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures Home
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,826

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jill Clayburgh Kate Gunzinger
Michael Douglas Ben Lewin
Charles Grodin Homer
Beverly Garland Emma
Steven Hill Jacob
Teresa Baxter Maryanne
Daniel Stern Cooperman
Joan Copeland Rita
John Gabriel Hunter
Charles Kimbrough Jerome
Roger Robinson Flicker
Jennifer Salt Maisie
Robert Ackerman Good Will Man
Michael Alaimo Man at Restaurant
Ernie Brown Man at Restaurant
Joe Collins Himself
James Desmond Man in Baseball Stands
Bob Feller Himself
Whitey Ford Himself
Ronald C. Frazier Professor
David H. Goodman Man in Baseball Stands
Bud Harrelson Himself
Noah Hathaway Homer's Son
Jane Jenkins
Mickey Mantle Himself
Roger Maris Himself
Ralph Mauro Jerry Lanz Man
Dusty Rhodes Himself
Raymond Singer Rabbi
Toshi Toda Professor
Dianne Wiest Gail
Technical Credits
Claudia Weill Director
Jay Presson Allen Executive Producer, Producer
Eleanor Bergstein Screenwriter
Byron Brandt Editor
Jeff Bushelman Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
James Coblentz Editor
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Martin Elfand Producer
Marjorie Fowler Editor
Geoff Hubbard Set Decoration/Design
David McGiffert Asst. Director
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Diana Ross Songwriter
Bob Schneider Production Designer
Pat Somerset Sound/Sound Designer
Pat Somerset Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Williams Score Composer
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