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THE BEST MOVIE ABOUT 60'S ERA CHICAGO EVER!!!!


why in the crap some of you lame asses on the IMDb message board system hav'nt commented on this amazing movie,when there are seamingly a million blatherings about some hapless no-talent such as ashton kutcher elsewhere on the IMDb is completely beyond my realm of reason....come on,get cracking,watch this killler ass movie and start blathering for gods sake on the message boards,because ill be right there blathering next to you.
and by the way,when i saw this in 1981 when it came out,i had the biggest dirty ol' crush on jodi thelin who played 'georgia' the gal the other three friends were hopelessly in love with,miss thelin was pixie like sexy in kinda "lupe velez/shirley macclaine" sort of way.

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I saw this movie in the early 80's. It stuck with me so strongly I bought it about 8 years ago. This is an amazing movie about friendship and family. I decided I loved Isadora Duncan, until I recently found out she was mean to cats, all on the basis of this movie.

I have never found anyone else that has seen this movie either but it is on my list of favorite movies ever. I still say Chi-chi-go. No one know why but me.

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Imo, this is the best film about the 60's era ever... period!!! And I did comment in the review section (also earlier under s/n Scrypter, when I was still w/ AOHELL)! It amazes me that such crap as "My Mom's A Werewolf" (to name but ONE) is on DVD, yet excellent films such as "Four Friends," to name but one, are NOT!!! "The Hanging Tree" (Gray Cooper's last and 1st or 2nd best film), Elaine May's "A New Leaf," and "The Ritz" are three more!

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An absolutely incredible movie. One of the best ever. A perosnalized history of the 60's! I wonder why Craig Wasson's career didn't take off, and wonder what in the world happened to Jodi Thelen.

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I saw the movie back in '81. I was pretty young at the time, more interested in scifi and action flicks back then. But Four Friends made a weird impression on me and I still remember it to this day. I'd be curious to watch it again.


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I agree. I saw this film by accident one day while I was channel surfing and I couldn't turn it off. And I couldn't believe that I had never seen it! It's really good...like The Deer Hunter. Long and interesting and crazy things occur. I highly recommend this film to anyone.

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Well, hey, of COURSE kids today are not gonna be watching this film... I mean, it takes its time, it doesn't have snazzy jump-cuts à la MTV, it doesn't have any actors in it that the kids are gonna recognize, and, above all, it is about character!

Today's kids are too busy watching slick pap to ever get hooked on a film like Four Friends. Not only that, but in today's typical "cool" attitude, a film like this is probably too emotional for them. Oh yeah, and another thing. The people in this film aren't particularly gorgeous... they don't have great abs and pectorals, they don't have phony pumped up breasts, they don't give each other high-fives and spend all their time caring about image... and now that I think of it, there's barely one dirty word in the entire script! And it isn't even cynical! Do you really expect kids brought up on Six Feet Under, Nip/Tuck and Smallville to appreciate something as REAL as Four Friends? I think you must be giving them too much credit!

Now, if that rant doesn't get them interested enough to watch this film, nothing will... :0)

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You're putting Six Feet Under in the same category as Nip/Tuck and Smallville?!! wow!

As for this movie, i just finished watching it after recently having bought the dvd. It was almost like Cinema Paradiso meets Once Upon A Time In America meets Cimino, in some weird way. It definitely managed to win me over, despite its flaws.

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Best Chicago film about 1960s is without any doubt is classic "Medium Cool"
Every film school student studies it. Google it! Haskell Wexler!

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