Between Friends (1983 film)
VIH cover of Between Friends
|Based on||Nobody Makes Me Cry by Shelley List|
|Directed by||Lou Antonio|
|Music by||James Horner|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||105 minutes|
|Production company(s)||HBO Premiere Films|
|Original release||September 11, 1983|
Between Friends (Canadian title: Nobody Makes Me Cry) is a 1983 American-Canadian made-for-HBO drama film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett, based on the 1975 novel Nobody Makes Me Cry by Shelley List. The film premiered in the United States as Between Friends on HBO on September 11, 1983 and was broadcast in Canada as Nobody Makes Me Cry on First Choice (Pay-TV) on October 5, 1983. The film was directed by Lou Antonio.
Mary Catherine Castelli (Carol Burnett) is a fifty-year-old real estate agent whose husband left her for a younger woman; since then she's been making up for lost time with short term relationships with a number of men, some of whom are married. Deborah Shapiro (Elizabeth Taylor) is also middle-aged and newly divorced, though she is still coming to terms with being single again and has had little luck finding a new beau. Mary and Deborah meet literally by accident when they get into a fender-bender outside Mary's office, but the two soon strike up a friendship after Deborah asks Mary to help her sell her house. Together, Mary and Deborah help each other deal with their new lives as single women, the difficulty of getting back into the dating pool, and the mildly terrifying onset of middle age and menopause.
Awards and nominations
|CableACE Award||Best Actress in a Dramatic or Theatrical Program||Carol Burnett||Won|
|CableACE Award||Best Writing in a Dramatic Program||Jonathan Estrin, Shelley List||Won|
|CableACE Award||Best Actress in a Dramatic or Theatrical Program||Elizabeth Taylor||Nominated|
- "Between Friends". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
- List, Shelley Steinmann (1975). Nobody makes me cry (1st ed.). New York City: Saturday Review Press. ASIN B0006CJ350.
- "Between-Friends - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
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