Friends & Lovers (film)

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Friends & Lovers
Friends and Lovers DVD cover.jpg
Directed byGeorge Haas
Written byGeorge Haas
Story byNeill Barry
George Haas
Produced byJosi W. Konski
CinematographyCarlos Montaner
Edited byBarry B. Leirer
Music byEmilio Kauderer
Laguna Entertainment
Distributed byLions Gate Films
Release date
  • April 16, 1999 (1999-04-16)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$33,543[1]

Friends & Lovers is a 1999 American romantic-drama film directed and co-written by George Haas[2] about a group of twentysomethings on a ski trip. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Claudia Schiffer and Robert Downey, Jr.[3]


As Christmas season approaches, Ian is invited by his father, Richie, to join him for a skiing holiday in Park City, Utah. Ian persuades 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.[3]


Critical reaction[edit]

The film has overwhelmingly negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 7% of critics gave positive reviews based on 15 reviews (1 "Fresh", 14 "Rotten") with an average score of 2.2/10,[4] while Roger Ebert considered it not just an example of a bad film, giving it a half star, but incompetent filmmaking,[5] 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.[6][7][8]


The soundtrack to Friends & Lovers was released on April 20, 1999.

1."Friends and Lovers"Ali Olmo3:34
2."Too Shy"Mike Riojas2:24
3."Can't Keep Still"Mike Riojas2:48
4."Stuck in the Middle"Orphan4:08
5."Anything for You"Ali Olmo3:26
6."You Belong to the Moon"Orphan3:41
7."Someone Like You"Mike Riojas2:58
8."Father and Son"Peter Tomashek2:39
9."Jacuzzi"Peter Tomashek2:24
10."David, and Manny"Peter Tomashek1:24
11."Hallways and Stairs"Peter Tomashek1:34
12."Meditation"Peter Tomashek1:14
13."Hans' Theme"Peter Tomashek0:47
14."Getting Ready"Peter Tomashek2:33
15."Keaton and Jane"Peter Tomashek2:20
16."Bedroom Bug"Peter Tomashek1:13
17."Country Motel"Peter Tomashek1:20
18."Everything 'Bout Sex"Peter Tomashek1:19
19."Morning Confessions"Peter Tomashek4:02
20."Pointed Head"Peter Tomashek0:59
Total length:47:20[9]


  1. ^ "Friends and Lovers (1998)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "George Haas movie reviews & film summaries | Roger Ebert". Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  3. ^ a b "Friends and Lovers". Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  4. ^ Friends & Lovers at Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ Friends & Lovers Reviews
  6. ^ Friends & Lovers Review[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Siskel & Ebert capsule summary for the weekend of April 03/99". Archived from the original on December 2, 2001. Retrieved 2010-01-14.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "'Friends and Lovers': On a Weekend Ski Trip, Where It's Very Warm in the Lodge". Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  9. ^ Friends & Lovers Soundtrack AllMusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014

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