Old Boyfriends

First feature for Joan Tewkesbury, an Altman associate who scripted Thieves Like Us and Nashville. Hesitating between its Old Hollywood ambitions and soap opera climax, it definitively blows a promising road movie story - of fucked-up West Coast psychologist Dianne Cruise (Shire) visiting three old boyfriends on a compulsive trip down memory lane. The failure owes something to slack direction, and probably more to the misogyny of Paul and Leonard Schrader's script, which contrives a distinctly reactionary mix of sentiment, morality, and melodrama.

By: CA

Release details

Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joan Tewkesbury
Screenwriter: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader
Cast: Talia Shire
Richard Jordan
John Belushi
Keith Carradine
John Houseman
Buck Henry
Bethel Leslie
Joan Hotchkis
Gerrit Graham
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