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  • RELEASED: 1982
  • RUNTIME: 116 mins
  • WRITTEN BY: Barry Levinson, Larry Gelbart, Elaine May, Don McGuire, Murray Schisgal
  • DIRECTED BY: Sydney Pollack
  • STARRING: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes

It definitely has its fair share of clich├ęs and predictability but it’s so goddamn entertaining. It’s so smart, well-written and hilarious. My God, the last 20 minutes are GUT-BUSTING. Oh and of course, Dustin Hoffman is a legend. Not quite sure how I feel about the ending though. Without spoiling it, I liked Teri Garr’s character a lot more than Jessica Lange’s. I can accept it though.

“You should have seen the look on her face when she thought I was a lesbian.”
“Lesbian? You just said gay.”
“No, no, no – SANDY thinks I’m gay, JULIE thinks I’m a lesbian.”
“I thought Dorothy was supposed to be straight?”
“Dorothy IS straight. Tonight Les, the sweetest, nicest man in the world asked me to marry him.”
“A guy named Les wants YOU to marry him?”
“No, no, no – he wants to marry Dorothy.”
“Does he know she’s a lesbian?”
“Dorothy’s NOT a lesbian.”
“I know that, does HE know that? “
“Know WHAT?”
“That, er, I… I don’t”