Friends & Lovers (film)

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Friends & Lovers
Friends and Lovers DVD cover.jpg
Directed by George Haas
Produced by Josi W. Konski
Written by George Haas
Story by Neill Barry
George Haas
Music by Emilio Kauderer
Cinematography Carlos Montaner
Edited by Barry B. Leirer
Laguna Entertainment
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Release date
  • April 16, 1999 (1999-04-16)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $33,543[1]

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.


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,[2] while Roger Ebert considered it not just an example of a bad film, giving it a half star, but incompetent filmmaking,[3] 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.[4][5]


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

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Friends and Lovers" Ali Olmo 3:34
2. "Too Shy" Mike Riojas 2:24
3. "Can't Keep Still" Mike Riojas 2:48
4. "Stuck in the Middle" Orphan 4:08
5. "Anything for You" Ali Olmo 3:26
6. "You Belong to the Moon" Orphan 3:41
7. "Someone Like You" Mike Riojas 2:58
8. "Father and Son" Peter Tomashek 2:39
9. "Jacuzzi" Peter Tomashek 2:24
10. "David, and Manny" Peter Tomashek 1:24
11. "Hallways and Stairs" Peter Tomashek 1:34
12. "Meditation" Peter Tomashek 1:14
13. "Hans' Theme" Peter Tomashek 0:47
14. "Getting Ready" Peter Tomashek 2:33
15. "Keaton and Jane" Peter Tomashek 2:20
16. "Bedroom Bug" Peter Tomashek 1:13
17. "Country Motel" Peter Tomashek 1:20
18. "Everything 'Bout Sex" Peter Tomashek 1:19
19. "Morning Confessions" Peter Tomashek 4:02
20. "Pointed Head" Peter Tomashek 0:59
Total length: 47:20[6]


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