Starting Over


Genres: Comedy

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About Starting Over

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In this likable comedy helmed by Alan J. Pakula, reluctantly divorced Phil Potter (Burt Reynolds) moves to Boston, where he meets romance-wary schoolteacher Marilyn Holmberg (Jill Clayburgh). Phil's charms ultimately win Marilyn over, but before he commits himself, his capricious ex-wife, Jessica (Candice Bergen), appears on the scene and reignites his feelings for her. Will Jessica derail Phil's promising new relationship?

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning, Frances Sternhagen, Austin Pendleton, Mary Kay Place, Macintyre Dixon, Jay O. Sanders, Charles Kimbrough, Richard Whiting

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Release Year: 1979

Length: 105 minutes

Rating: R

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