New On DVD: Best Friends
New this week from Warner Archive is Best Friends, a 1982 film written by Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson and directed by Norman Jewison that stars Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn as a pair of married Hollywood screenwriters.
"After five successful years of living and working together, a couple decide to get married. But what they don't count on is how to survive the honeymoon.
Paula (Goldie Hawn) and Richard (Burt Reynolds) are a happy, successful Hollywood screenwriting team. They know and love each other, and live together. So why, already, did they get married and spoil it all?
Best Friends is a comic marriage uniting screen favorites Hawn and Reynolds, whose byplay rekindles the tradition of Tracy and Hepburn and Powell and Loy. From a witty script by Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson, director Norman Jewison serves up a delightful study of mating manners and morals. His supporting cast - particularly a formidable foursome of in-laws played by Jessica Tandy, Barnard Hughes, Audra Lindley and Keenan Wynn-also makes this perceptive charmer your best entertainment choice."