Old Boyfriends

Old Boyfriends

A FILM BY: Joan Tewkesbury
WRITTEN BY: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader
STARRING: Talia Shire, Richard Jordan, Keith Carradine

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Dianne Cruise (Talia Shire) can’t make heads or tails of life after her divorce. A nervous breakdown and a collision with a concrete wall catapult her into self-reflection and like any sensible, recently dumped person, she takes her current troubles as a sign that she should track down some of her old flames (Richard Jordan, John Belushi, et al). So begins the sole theatrical feature directed by NASHVILLE screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury, a cracked, soapy psychodrama that continually threatens to break into being a romantic comedy (or vice versa). OLD BOYFRIENDS indulges in a plethora of dead ends and weird digressions that a more conventional romantic melodrama would streamline out of existence, fully wallowing in the gooey pleasures and abject horrors of looking for true love. 

New 35mm print courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Technical Information

Production Year: 1979
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 103 mins
Format: 35mm