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Husbands and Wives (1992)

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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage.

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Metropolis Nick Metropolis ... TV Scientist
Woody Allen ... Gabe Roth
Mia Farrow ... Judy Roth
Sydney Pollack ... Jack
Judy Davis ... Sally
Jeffrey Kurland ... Interviewer / Narrator (voice)
Bruce Jay Friedman Bruce Jay Friedman ... Peter Styles
Cristi Conaway ... Shawn Grainger
Timothy Jerome Timothy Jerome ... Paul
Rebecca Glenn Rebecca Glenn ... Gail
Juliette Lewis ... Rain
Galaxy Craze Galaxy Craze ... Harriet
Lysette Anthony ... Sam
Benno Schmidt Benno Schmidt ... Judy's Ex-Husband
John Doumanian John Doumanian ... Hamptons' Party Guests
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Storyline

When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the marriage of Gabe and Judy gets more and more strained, and they begin to find themselves being attracted to other people. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1992 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Maridos y esposas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,555,619
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The never-seen narrator and interviewer is played by the film's Costume Designer, Jeffrey Kurland. See more »

Goofs

When Sally (Judy Davis) and Jack (Sydney Pollack) are arguing in their living room, one of the crew members can be seen moving in the reflection off the picture glass on the back wall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
TV Scientist: [on TV] Einstein was then celebrating, uh, the seventieth birthday anniversary and there was a colloquium given for him. And he said, "God doesn't play dice with the universe".
Gabe: No. He just plays hide-and-seek.
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Soundtracks

West Coast Blues
(1960)
Written by Wes Montgomery (as John L. {Wes} Montgomery)
Performed by Wes Montgomery (as John L. {Wes} Montgomery)
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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Entertaining and fun
6 December 2002 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

Granted this is not Woody's funniest film, but it delivers the goods. Like most of Woody's work, it plays out like a photographed play (he's not a highly visual filmmaker), but if you've seen any of his other films you shouldn't be surprised. The film is low-key, at times too low-key, and if you've seen any other relationship comedies of this nature the story should come predictable, but the characters are very well-written and engaging. I was especially interested in the relationship between Woody and his beautiful student, played by Juliette Lewis. There are lots of funny moments. I see that Judy Davis got nominated for a Best Supporting Oscar. She really was great in the film. It's nice to see that Woody often finds a place for her in all his recent films. Sydney Pollack is also great. Basically, the whole cast is talented and it's pretty much an ensemble effort.

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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