Friends & Lovers got a bad rap. It's hardly great cinema, but the worst film ever made? This isn't even the worst film of the year! While Stephen Baldwin as headliner is hardly comforting, nuanced performances by Alison Eastwood, Suzanne Cryer, and George Newbern make this watchable at least. It's even funny from time to time. Altogether, this Big Chill knockoff (minus 15 years on the characters, plus a lot of sex) isn't even close to awful.