Scripted by James L. Brooks from Dan Wakefield's novel, Alan J. Pakula's romantic comedy follows the tribulations of a freshly divorced man as he looks for love with a wary single woman. Phil Potter (Burt Reynolds sans mustache) can't quite believe it when his aspiring songbird wife Jessica (Candice Bergen) kicks him out to realize her career ...Read MoreScripted by James L. Brooks from Dan Wakefield's novel, Alan J. Pakula's romantic comedy follows the tribulations of a freshly divorced man as he looks for love with a wary single woman. Phil Potter (Burt Reynolds sans mustache) can't quite believe it when his aspiring songbird wife Jessica (Candice Bergen) kicks him out to realize her career dreams, but the added revelation of her adultery speeds him out the door by choice. Relocating to Boston, Phil starts to settle in with the help of his psychiatrist brother Mickey (Charles Durning), joining a divorced men's therapy group. Phil really begins to feel better when Mickey and his wife Marva (Frances Sternhagen) set him up with her friend Marilyn (Jill Clayburgh), a preschool teacher who has had her share of grief from newly single men. Phil wins her over and even convinces her to move in, but an unexpected visit from a regretful, saucily clad Jessica, and an anxiety attack over buying a couch, threaten to end Phil's new life with Marilyn before it has a chance to start. Starting Over offers a ruefully comic look at how the decade's rising divorce rate did not mean fun and games for all the new bachelors; Brooks' movie debut after a sparkling career in 1970s TV with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi, it was also proof that top '70s star Reynolds could be more than just a good 'ol boy. Still, while the three leads were all praised for their work, only Clayburgh and Bergen received Oscar nominations. Starting Over was a moderate hit, and its humorous yet down-to-earth view of single life and its discontents reassured unattached thirtysomethings that, even though it may not be easy, everything could still turn out fine in modern romance. Lucia Bozzola, RoviRead Less
Charles Kimbrough, Jay O. Sanders, MacIntyre Dixon, Mary Kay Place, Austin Pendleton, Frances Sternhagen, Charles Durning,... Fair. 1979 Run time: 105. Dirty from shelf. We pack all items in a protected and padded bubble mailer! Your item deserves more than just some plastic bag!
Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning, Frances Sternhagen. Run time: 105. BRAND NEW disc with ORIGINAL SEAL. No taxes or import duties are applicable. Shop with 100% confidence or money back.
Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning, Frances Sternhagen. Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1979. Language: English. Run time: 106 mins. (m68) VHS movie is ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond inside a hard plastic case.
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