Just Between Friends

Just Between Friends

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Director: Allan Burns, Mary Tyler Moore, Christine Lahti, Ted Danson

Cast: Allan Burns, Mary Tyler Moore, Christine Lahti, Ted Danson

     
 

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This comedy drama starring Mary Tyler Moore and Christine Lahti receives an unfussy treatment for its release on DVD. Just Between Friends has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in its original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English audio track has been mastered in Dolby

Overview

This comedy drama starring Mary Tyler Moore and Christine Lahti receives an unfussy treatment for its release on DVD. Just Between Friends has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in its original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English audio track has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, as well as a dubbed version in Spanish. Optional subtitles in English, Spanish, and French have also been included. The film's original trailer has been included as a bonus.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Although it features appealing leads and stabs at feminist empowerment, this made-for-cable melodrama layers on too many implausibilities and mixed messages to transcend its TV-movie origins. Despite her almost superhuman likability, Mary Tyler Moore fails to drag her housewife character out of the kitchen. Uncertain of herself and incapable of taking charge, Moore's Holly Davis is more June Cleaver than Laura Petrie, let alone Mary Richards. Christine Lahti does invest her hardworking career woman with sardonic grit, but the character's self-sabatoging romantic tendencies and standard-issue career pitfalls reflect the script's deep ambivalence about women's roles. The subplot involving Holly and Sandy's decision to open a business together seems to herald some sort of definitive statement, but the focus then suddenly shifts into unexpected pregnancy and unlikely romance. Ted Danson and Sam Waterston are more than capable of doing what little is required of them. But as the title suggests, this is really the story of two star-crossed best girlfriends -- a duo whose story, although rich in dishy plot details, proves unsatisfying both emotionally and politically.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2004
UPC:
0027616901330
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:51:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary Tyler Moore Holly Davis
Christine Lahti Sandy Dunlap
Ted Danson Chip Davis
Sam Waterston Harry Crandall
Salome Jens Helga
Jane Greer Ruth Chadwick
Susan Rinell Kim Davis
Timothy Gibbs Jeff Davis
Diane Stilwell Carla
James MacKrell Bill
Brigette Desper Heather
Jeannie Elias Marci
Christina Kokubo Nurse
Julie Payne Karen
Beverly Sanders Judy
Read Morgan Charlie
Chet Collins Stage Manager
Castulo Guerra Sportscaster
Mark Blum George Margolin
Terri Hanauer Woman in Shower
Helene Winston Woman in Ice Cream Shop
Gary Riley Clerk in Ice Cream Shop
Leda Siskind Coffee Shop Waitress
Joshua Harris Boy with Runny Nose
Robert Kino Mr. Hasegawa
Lisle Wilson Newswriter
John Terry Bell Minister
George D. Wallace Bob Chadwick
Andra Akers Andrea
Robert Rothwell Bill
Lewis Arquette TV Station Guard
Tiffany Desper Heather
Dorothy Francis Herself
Suzanne Wishner Receptionist at Gym
Leslie Ann Rieder Candy Striper
Darwyn Carson Janet

Technical Credits
Allan Burns Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Cynthia Bales Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Blair Makeup
Chris A. Butler Set Decoration/Design
Jordan S. Cronenweth Cinematographer
Anne Goursaud Editor
Sydney Z. Litwack Production Designer
Eric Rylander Special Effects
Hallie Smith-Simmons Makeup
Edward Teets Producer
Bruce Weintraub Set Decoration/Design
Patrick Williams Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/Quake [6:47]
2. Class Teacher [7:29]
3. New Friends [9:03]
4. Family Man [6:36]
5. Darndest Coincidence [5:04]
6. Awkward Dinner Party [7:10]
7. Aftershock [9:16]
8. Love From the Capital [4:14]
9. Tragedy [11:11]
10. What Now? [4:13]
11. Life After Chip [3:13]
12. Chip's Little Secret [9:48]
13. Seeking the Truth [10:03]
14. No Interest [2:56]
15. Friends Again [10:38]
16. End Credits [3:05]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Title/Quake [6:47]
2. Class Teacher [7:29]
3. New Friends [9:03]
4. Family Man [6:36]
5. Darndest Coincidence [5:04]
6. Awkward Dinner Party [7:10]
7. Aftershock [9:16]
8. Love From the Capital [4:14]
9. Tragedy [11:11]
10. What Now? [4:13]
11. Life After Chip [3:13]
12. Chip's Little Secret [9:48]
13. Seeking the Truth [10:03]
14. No Interest [2:56]
15. Friends Again [10:38]
16. End Credits [3:05]

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Just Between Friends 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this movie!