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
Starring
Music by Emilio Kauderer
Cinematography Carlos Montaner
Edited by Barry B. Leirer
Production
company
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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

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]

Soundtrack[edit]

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

No.TitleArtistLength
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[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friends and Lovers (1998)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Friends & Lovers at Rotten Tomatoes
  3. ^ Friends & Lovers RogerEbert.com Reviews
  4. ^ Friends & Lovers Review
  5. ^ "Siskel & Ebert capsule summary for the weekend of April 03/99". Archived from the original on December 2, 2001. Retrieved 2010-01-14.
  6. ^ Friends & Lovers Soundtrack AllMusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014

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