Who Gets the Friends? (1988)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Marriage Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Artist Jill Clayburgh is divorced by her doctor husband James Farentino. Despite the obvious fact that Farentino is a louse, the loyalties of the couple's friends are divided. Left with precious little money, Clayburgh tries to make a go of it as a single mother, but finds that many of her so-called "close friends" don't want to have much to do with her anymore. Despite its melancholy tone and moments of dead seriousness, the made-for-TV Who Gets the Friends is a comedy, and at times a very funny one. Its bittersweet tone is, however, compromised by an out-of-the-blue happy ending.

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divorce, upper-middle-class, friendship