Starting Over
Starting Over (1979)

Set adrift by his wife Jessica's announced desire to leave him and pursue a career as a professional singer, Phil Potter (Burt Reynolds) is confused and devastated. He leaves their home and goes to spend some time with his relatives who… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 1979
DVD Release Date: June 21, 2005
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Starting Over actually feels sort of embarrassed at times, maybe because characters are placed in silly sitcom situations and then forced to say lines that are supposed to be revealing and real.

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Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

A whole lot better than most of the divorce-centric comedies of this ilk, mainly because it focuses on the characters and not the act of divorce itself.

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Jesús Fernández Santos
El Pais (Spain)

The scenes are funny and nuanced, with a touch of irony that is relatively original. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A better story than you'd probably expect for a film of this kind of this vintage.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Starting Over have a good entertaining and some good laughs that prove a good film. It's not the best movie by Brooks or Pakula, but it's a delightful… More
John Ballantine
A dreary little "comedy" about divorce back when it is was still a bit of a taboo subject. Today it just plays as boring.
Danny Rovira
A truly engaging comedy of modern manners. a love trangle, with two brilliant lead star performances by Burt Reynolds and the late Jill Clayburgh. Reynolds in… More