Susan (Melanie Mayron) and Anne (Anita Skinner) are two best friends living together in New York City. Their close bond is challenged when Anne gets married and moves out, leaving Susan at a loss. The pain of Anne’s departure is as real as any break-up, with Susan struggling to navigate the tribulations of career, relationships and dodgy new flatmates without her best friend by her side. A wryly funny and refreshingly naturalistic portrayal of female friendship with a great supporting cast including Christopher Guest and Bob Balaban, Claudia Weill’s Girlfriends is a treasure of American independent cinema.
Why You Should See This Film
Before Girls and Frances Ha, there was Girlfriends. Overlooked for many years, Claudia Weill’s film has experienced a well-deserved revival in recent years, with a new restoration and international film festival screenings helping to raise its profile. Dubbed “one of the most interesting Hollywood films” by none other than Stanley Kubrick, it remains as fresh and funny as ever.
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- Year: 1978
- Rating: M
- Director: Claudia Weill
- Cast: Christopher Guest, Melanie Mayron, Anita Skinner, Bob Balaban
- Duration: 88 minutes
- Language: English