Same Time, Next Year details
|Starring:||Alan Alda, Ivan Bonar, Ellen Burstyn|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
Same Time, Next Year
|Run time:||1 hour 59 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Feb 2008|
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A film for romanticsBy a customer from Essex , 11 Jul 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is one of those films that you don't want to end. The characters are real and you get caught up in the romance of the couple who meet up each year at the same hotel for an affair which continues for over 25 years.
This is a great film to watch on a cosy evening in with someone special. Highly recommended
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Same Time, Next YearBy a customer from West Sussex , 16 May 2012One of my all time favourite films: hadn't seen it since the 70s & it was still as good.
Well worth watchingBy Thecritic2011 (21 reviews) , 27 Oct 2011Very good and amusing if a bit stagey and dated - reflecting its roots - a feel good film - recommended
Tears and SmilesBy a customer , 01 Oct 2011Rented this as I had just read 'One Day' and knew I had seen a film about a couple who meet up once a year. Second time around, although dated, it is very good, and the two characters developed nicely throughout the film. Black and white segment photos of the passing decades with Johnny Mathis singing 'The last time I felt like this, I was falling in love....' were quite poignant from a 21st century point of view. An excellent ending. Heart warming.
Buried treasure, recently dug upBy a customer , 23 Sep 2011This film is exceptional for being singularly well-acted, well written and well presented. It feels like the successful theatre play that it was based on, yet uses the medium of film to very good effect.
Despite there being only two actors, the story unfolds without tedium inducing 'sameness'; such is the talent of the actors, their characters develop as the years pass, just as in life, and we are the involved spectators of those lives.
It is a sensitive and rich portrayal of the march of time, and how parallel lives may intersect without touching the lives of others, and how rich relationships can be despite time and distance. This is the true affair; the dream of being able to compartmentalise something of wonder, without the guilt or hurt that such things inevitably inflict on others. It is a simple story, beautifully told, of the enduring love that can be shared over time, and yet not intrude into 'real' lives.
Do not be confused or mislead by the current 'best seller', which shamelessly copies this story with a precision that can only be termed 'plagiarism'.
Enjoy the real writing and acting talent in the original form.
Sametime everytimeBy a customer , 01 Jul 2011Seeing this movie again just reminded me how good it is. Alan Alda puts in a terrific performance matched equally by his co star.
I laughed and cried at their situations.
If you want a storyline, played out by great actors this is for you.
If you're after computer graphics and all out action look elsewhere!