Friends & Lovers (film)
|Friends & Lovers|
|Directed by||George Haas|
|Produced by||Josi W. Konski|
|Written by||George Haas|
|Story by||Neill Barry
Robert Downey Jr.
|Music by||Emilio Kauderer|
|Editing by||Barry B. Leirer|
|Distributed by||Lions Gate Entertainment|
|Running time||103 minutes|
Friends & Lovers is a 1999 American romantic-drama film directed and co-written by George Haas about a group of twentysomethings on a ski trip. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Claudia Schiffer and Robert Downey, Jr..
As Christmas season approaches, Ian is invited by his father, Richie, to join him for a skiing holiday in Park City, Utah. Ian convinces several of his friends to come along. There is Jon, who brings along his German girlfriend, Carla, but has competition for her from a German ski instructor, Hans. Another friend, David, is gay and wants to lose his virginity. Keaton discovers his sister Jane is pregnant and has no plans to tell the man who might be the father. Keaton also has issues with his friend, Lisa, who wants their relationship to become romantic.
- Stephen Baldwin as Jon
- Claudia Schiffer as Carla
- Robert Downey Jr. as Hans
- Danny Nucci as Dave
- George Newbern as Ian Wickham
- Alison Eastwood as Lisa
- Neill Barry as Keaton McCarthy
- Suzanne Cryer as Jane McCarthy
- David Rasche as Richard "Richie" Wickham
- Ann Magnuson as Katherine
The film has overwhelmingly negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 8% of critics gave positive reviews based on 13 reviews (1 "Fresh", 12 "Rotten") with an average score of 2.3/10, while Roger Ebert considered it not just an example of a bad film, giving it a half star, but incompetent filmmaking, going so far as to suggest in his oral review that it could be shown in film class as an example of what not to do.