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The Time You Need a Friend (1984)


Reviewed by: JUlibas
Date: 10/22/2003
Summary: Sad, heart warming Drama from John Woo.

TYNAF is a heartwarming film from John Woo. His take on The Sunshine Boys is one to behold. The chemistry between the two leads was such a joy to watch. I loved this film (even though it seems a tad dated) and I highly recommend this film. I was surprised by how good it was.

Two old vaudeville comedians who broke up many years ago over a woman are reunited to perform for a benefit show for sick children. A twist of fate brings these once best of friends now the bitterest of enemies back together. This movie show cases the meaning of true friendship.

A.

Availible on DVD widescreen.. (w/E.Z.-to-read subtitles).


Reviewed by: Darryl
Date: 12/21/1999

John Woo's over-the-top higher-octane take on Neil Simon's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, with two elderly statesmen of entertainment (once a team, now enemies) re-uniting for a special live television broadcast. The Hong Kong melodramatic approach works where THE SUNSHINE BOYS failed miserably.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

There are those that don't like Woo's comedies but the onesI've seen I have greatly enjoyed. This film is a true John Woo with many of his themes present. The only differences is its a comedy and not an action film. The plot concerns two bickering aging comedians brought together for a reunion. I found it delightful.

[Reviewed by John Robert Dodd]