Just the Way You Are (1984 film)

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Just the Way You Are
Home video release cover.
Directed by Édouard Molinaro
Produced by Léo L. Fuchs
Written by Allan Burns
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Cinematography Claude Lecomte
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • November 16, 1984 (1984-11-16)
Running time
94 min
Country United States
Language English
Box office $7,889,694[1]

Just the Way You Are is a 1984 comedy/drama film that stars Kristy McNichol and Michael Ontkean. It was directed by Édouard Molinaro.


Susan is a professional flautist in Boston who has been handicapped since childhood and is forced to wear a leg brace to get around. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she accepts the offer to travel to Europe on a concert tour. While in Paris, she comes up with an idea to disguise her leg by putting it in a cast and travel on her own to the French Alps to be treated without pity. Not looking to find romance, Susan however has become the interest of Peter, a news photographer. They soon fall in love and Susan is forced to decide if she should tell Peter the truth about herself.

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