The Last Married Couple in America

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The Last Married Couple in America
Poster of the movie The Last Married Couple in America.jpg
Directed by Gilbert Cates
Produced by Edward S. Feldman
John Herman Shaner
Written by John Herman Shaner
Starring Natalie Wood
George Segal
Cinematography Gerald Hirschfeld
Edited by Sidney Katz
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
February 8, 1980 (1980-02-08)
Running time
104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $12,835,544[1]

The Last Married Couple in America is a 1980 comedy film released in the US.[2]

It was directed by Gilbert Cates, whose most successful film Oh, God! Book II, was released in the same year. The film starred George Segal and Natalie Wood as a California couple in the late 1970s struggling to maintain their "happily married" status as all their friends begin to get divorces and seem to be caught up in the decadence of the sexual revolution and the "ME" era. This is the last completed theatrical release Natalie Wood made before her death in 1981.


Life is going along smoothly for Jeff and Mari Thompson but not for any other couple they know, or so it seems. Everyone they know is getting divorced.

Their life is disrupted when Mari's old college friend, Barbara, comes into it and begins a fling with Jeff, which causes Mari to contemplate an affair of her own.


The theme song to this movie is "We Could Have It All," sung by Maureen McGovern. The song became a hit on the adult contemporary charts of Canada (#6)[3] and the U.S. (#16). It was written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel.


Box office[edit]

Upon release, the film was disappointing at the box office.[4] It was also panned by many film critics who perceived the film as misogynistic and homophobic.


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