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Cousins (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 February 1989 (USA)
Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Jean-Charles Tacchella (based on the film "Cousin, Cousine"written by), Stephen Metcalfe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Larry
Isabella Rossellini ... Maria
Sean Young ... Tish
William Petersen ... Tom
Lloyd Bridges ... Vince
Norma Aleandro ... Edie
Keith Coogan ... Mitch
Gina DeAngeles Gina DeAngeles ... Aunt Sofia (as Gina DeAngelis)
George Coe ... Phil
Katharine Isabelle ... Chloe Hardy (as Katie Murray)
Alex Bruhanski ... Herbie
Stephen E. Miller ... Stan
Gordon Currie ... Dean Kozinski
Saffron Henderson ... Terri Costello
Michele Goodger ... Claudia
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Storyline

Legal secretary Maria is married to car salesman Tom. Dance teacher Larry is married to the striking Tish. Larry's uncle is marrying Maria's mother. Tom and Tish meet at the wedding and waste no time taking more than a test drive in his BMW. So when Maria and Larry become acquainted later in the day they already have a common interest. But more than that, they find they like each other. A lot. Written by Jeremy Perkins

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Love at first sight. Consequences to follow. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

The film's main movie poster, reflecting the film's wedding story elements, formally invited patrons to see the film by stating: "Paramount Pictures Cordially Invites You To Enjoy The Fun". Moreover, posters asked patrons to RSVP at a theatre near you. See more »

Goofs

When Chloe is lying in bed asleep as her mother looks over her, Chloe's head changes position from one edit to the next, first with her head turned downward on the pillow, then with her head turned upward next. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Sofia: You still want to kill people?
Mitch: Na, they're too stupid.
Aunt Sofia: You're telling me - your grandfather's marrying the Bermuda Triangle!
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Alternate Versions

UK version was edited by 2 sec. to secure a 15 rating. In 2002 these cuts were waived. See more »

Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Adulterer's Blues
Soloist, Saxophone by Kirk Whalum
Conducted and composed by Angelo Badalamenti
© 1989 Warner Bros. Records, Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
Film photographs and artwork TM and Copyright © 1989 by Paramount Pictures Corporation
(p) 1989 Warner Bros. Records, Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
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Enjoyable Actors, OK Late '80s US Version of French Film
7 February 2015 | by LadyLiberTEASee all my reviews

Beautiful casting & Canadian mountain/lake countryside raise this film above '80s style, depressing home interiors, & French amorality (<-play on words "amor" & "amoral").

Classic European Isabella Rossellini's Gemini charm mesmerizingly packaged in hybrid of famed Nordic actress mother Ingrid Bergman & great Italian pater genes is glorious inside & out in the most layered role (though I'd watch her in anything, like her next-gen doppelganger Juliette Binoche). Here Rossellini reminds me of similarly radiant Irish actress Ellen Burstyn in parallel film "Same Time Next Year" with equally genuine co-star Alan Alda conveying sincerity like Ted Danson enjoyable here in a non-stereotyped role like "Cheers," more like his later "Becker."

Stunning Celtic beauty Sean Young is always intriguing & with a vulnerability surprising in such breathtaking eye candy. Vintage Lloyd Bridges, more handsome & better acting than earlier film styles, allowed engages us in the less callow inner world of seniors while a lad plays his grandson in still 21st Century relevant counterculture c o m e d i e/satire.

This little-altered US version of French "Cousin, Cousine" is not only reminiscent of "Same Time Next Year" but also "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Four Weddings & a Funeral" though not as much heat or heart as those but still a watchable romp through karma leaving us with the philosophical jog that "No man is promised tomorrow"{Bible Book of Proverbs}, so "Carpe Diem/Seize the Day" & when something isn't working, acknowledge it and take advantage of windows of opportunities to try to fix or change but always living your life to the full every minute at every age.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cousins See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,039,805, 12 February 1989

Gross USA:

$22,026,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,026,369
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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