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Same Time, Next Year [DVD][1978]

Ellen Burstyn , Alan Alda , Robert Mulligan    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Alan Alda, Ivan Bonar
  • Directors: Robert Mulligan
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Mediumrare
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Feb 2008
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00112GCFI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,452 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Romantic comedy drama based on the successful stage play. George (Alan Alda) and Doris (Ellen Burstyn) meet by chance over dinner at a California inn in the 1950s. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning wondering how they got there. This romantic encounter leads the seemingly mismatched pair to agree to meet on the same weekend each year. As those years grow into decades, the two are seen changing and ageing, always in the same room in different scenes. Each helps the other with the challenges and crises that life throws up, and their relationship deepens as history's tide rolls on.


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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Same Time, Next Year 11 Sep 2005
Format:DVD
I saw this film many years ago. I was reminded of it recently when playing a Johnny Mathis CD on which he performs the theme tune (The last time I felt like this) with Jane Olivor. Although I remembered enjoying the film, I had forgotten just how funny it was. It was also poignant and had me laughing one minute and crying the next. What more could you ask of a film?
The action covers twenty six years in the lives of Doris (Ellen Burstyn) and George (Alan Alda), showing their first meeting and then every five years of their subsequent meetings which actually take place on one weekend every year. The ageing process is extremely plausible, considering the time span - the clothes and hairstyles of the relevant years helping considerably. We learn so much about the lives and families of these two very unlikely lovers, in the very short amount of time they actually spend together that we feel very close to them both by the end of the film.
I'm not sure if this is a man's film but my husband and I watched it together and he enjoyed it almost as much as I did.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A long time coming 8 May 2004
Format:DVD
I saw this film many years ago and always wanted to own it.
The cover reads: "Doris is a young housewife from Oakland. George is an accountant from New Jersey. Both of them are hapily married - but not to each other. Once a year, every year they have a romantic reunion, then return to their un-suspecting spouses. Same Time next year is a wonderful, warm romantic comedy about love and adultery."
After much searching I managed to get an old copy on video (ex-rental) this is a wonderful film and one much praised at it's release (it one or as nominated for several Oscars back in 79/80). It was adapted from a Broadway play.The viewer eaves drops on the couples meetings every 5 years or so. It is funny and touching and it has always amazed me that the Studio did not 1. bring it out on DVD and 2.Make a remake of this wonderfull film. In an age where studios will turn out plastic non envent films (aka Mona Lisa's Smile et al) it would do them no harm to update this wonderful film. Please buy it so that the bean counters at the studio bring it out on UK spec. and so they spot that it is worth a remake. There is no excuse to not owning this film
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By A. I. McCulloch TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Hooray,this wonderful film is now available in the UK! My previous review bemoaned its unavailablity. Bernard Slade's play is a sublime film, beautifully acted and engrossing. It is a truly sympathetic portrayal of adultery, and of a love that stands the test of time more soundly than most marriages. Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn give two of the most versatile performances imaginable, tracking the changing lifestyles of the couple who meet just once a year. Thanks to its now being available, I've watched it again recently and my opinion hasn't changed - its still my favourite film of all time.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A long time coming 8 May 2004
Format:DVD
I saw this film many years ago and always wanted to own it.
The cover reads: Doris is a young housewife from Oakland. George is an accountant from New Jersey. Both of them are hap[ily married - but not to each other. Once a year, every year they have a romantic reunion, then return to their un-suspecting spouses. Same Time next year is a wonderful, warm romantic comedy about love and adultery.
After much searching I managed to get an old copy on video (ex-rental) this is a wonderful film and one much praised at it's release. It was adapted from a Broadway play.The viewer eaves drops on thier meetings every 5 years or so. It is funny and touching and it has always amazed me that the Studio did not 1. bring it out on DVD and 2. Make a remake of this wonderfull film. In an age where studios will turn out plastic non envent films (aka Mona Lisa's Smile et al) it would do them no harm to update this wonderful film. Please buy it so that the bean counters at the studio bring it out on UK spec. and realise it is worth a remake. There is no excuse to not owning this film
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable 18 Nov 2011
Format:DVD
As a younger man I saw this film when it was released and never forget it. But, watching the recently-purchased DVD, I realised I had forgotten just how brilliant it all is. Great writing, sharp dialogue delivered by two actors at the height of their talent, and all mixed in with lashings of pathos and sense of passing eras. Laughter and tears, what a formidable combination. Previous reviewers have made it clear that it's not just a RomCom aimed at ladies - it's for all. This will not gather dust on the shelf - it's one to play time and time again.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite film of all time!! 4 Aug 2008
Format:DVD
Hurrah at last!!!! I have been waiting for this film to be put onto DVD so that I can buy copies for all of my friends! I saw this film when it was released (a few years ago!) and loved it sooo much. It has always stayed with me and if anyone asks me what my favourite film is I have always said this one even though most people had never heard of it. Anyway having purchased it now and watched it-it remains as good now as it was then. I thought that it may have been a bit dated and cheesy but no it is a very romantic funny and clever film in that the whole film only ever stars Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn and takes you through their 26 year relationship linked together with black and white photos of news history 1950's - 1970's. Brilliant! Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A charming and understated drama centres on couple who meet ...
A charming and understated drama centres on couple who meet up at the same place each year. Perhaps a little dated but I would say it's a classic and thoroughly worth watching on... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mistermike
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Mr Alder
Published 6 days ago by AndyT
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great film
Published 14 days ago by vivien window
5.0 out of 5 stars Saw this years ago and loved it. The story and performance is one...
Saw this years ago and loved it. The story and performance is one which stays in your memory. Just had to watch it again and was affected by it just as ever. Superb.
Published 26 days ago by verity
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good
Published 1 month ago by ane birch
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulously funny film
two great actors, a unique situation, brilliant view of the changes in history and attitudes.
well worth buying or renting
Published 1 month ago by tomsk
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing back memories
I purchased Same Time Next Year because as I have recently bought a multi-region dvd player & wanted to try it out. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Anne Christine Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Any time at all
Smashing film. Funny gentle. Considering that there is really only two people in this film it holds your interest throughout. If only they would make Movies like this today. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Spud
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely film
Lovely film you could tell they were really in love just a really lovely film, I have watched it several times
Published 7 months ago by L. Moran
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
This is Alda at his searching best. Plenty to enjoy, and think about, in what I consider a cinema classic.
Published 8 months ago by Don
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