Such Good Friends (1971)

“What do you mean you can’t find anything to replace Richard’s blood? What are you giving him in its place? Tomato soup? ” – Julie Messinger

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Mar 2022)

Brief Synopsis – After complications occur during her husband’s surgery, a woman learns some very shocking things about him.

My Take on it – Great look at how it can be possible for people to be in a loving marriage, but when they don’t pay attention to everything going on, they can be surprised by the way things play out afterwards.

Otto Preminger is a great director and I really enjoyed the way that he tells this story about a woman who’s eyes are slowly opened up to the kind of life she is living.

This movie serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of making sure that there is pure and open communication in relationships and how essential that is to help it survive any kind of calamity along the way.

The cast is great with Dyan Cannon perfectly cast in the lead role.

She is helped along by James Coco, Ken Howard, Jennifer O’Neill and Burgess Meredith who all show her the kind of life she apparently has overlooked in her quiet life.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Otto Preminger originally considered offering the leading role of “Julie” to Barbra Streisand. He was very dissatisfied with Dyan Cannon, his eventual choice, whom he (and others) described as arrogant, condescending towards colleagues and habitually late. She, on the other hand, told many interviewers that Preminger had behaved monstrously towards her. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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