A Small Circle of Friends (1980)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Period Film  |   Release Date - Mar 12, 1980 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Pumped up with energy to spare in its first half, this is an otherwise routine drama about a love triangle set in the turbulent late '60s on the Harvard campus. Harvard takes a remote backseat though, as Leo (Brad Davis) chases after Jessica (Karen Allen) while buddy Nick (Jameson Parker) also nurses a crush on her. Leo is in journalism, or wants to be, Jessica paints but she is leaning toward law school, and Nick is a solid, steady pre-med student. Their relationship takes a serious turn when Leo's number comes up on the Vietnam draft. Nick makes his feelings known to Jessica and whether it seems like a good idea or not, she suggests that the three of them move in together.

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coming-of-age, draft-dodger, friendship, hippie, love-triangle, menage-a-trois, relationship, school, college