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Making Love Review


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It would be unfair to expect a gay-themed movie made in 1982 to be the least bit au courant given all that's happened in the past quarter century, but no matter how much slack you cut Making Love and no matter how much credit you give it for existing at all, it's still not much of a movie. The story of a man coming to terms with himself and wrecking his marriage in the process is tepid where it should be intense, vague where it should be piercing.

Zack (Michael Ontkean) and Claire (Kate Jackson) have a seemingly perfect LA marriage. He's a young doctor on the rise, and she's the kind of TV executive you always see in the movies, ensconced in her large office reading scripts, juggling the fall schedule, and monitoring the three televisions built into the wall. Her big plan: to bring live classic plays back to prime time. (Good luck, Claire!) They've just bought their dream house, and all is right with the world, except...

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The Duchess And The Dirtwater Fox Review


Bad
Tragically bad "western" -- in the sense that it takes place in the past and involves horses -- with George Segal(!) as a con man cowboy and Goldie Hawn(!!) as a bawdy and conniving showgirl. They hate each other but fall in love when a briefcase full of money comes into play. Rotten dialogue and totally derivative story, not to mention some of the worst acting seen this side of the Pecos.
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