Chilly Scenes of Winter

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Released 1979

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Chilly Scenes of Winter

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Director:
Joan Micklin Silver
Released:
1979
Rating:
PG
Chilly Scenes of Winter is a 1979 American romantic comedy directed by Joan Micklin Silver and starring John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, and Peter Riegert. Charles Richardson (Heard) is a Salt Lake City resident working as a civil servant who has fallen madly in love with Laura Conley (Hurt). Conley is a housewife with a stepdaughter and an ex-quarterback husband named Ox. Charles' life is on the eccentric side: his roommate is an unemployed jacket salesman, his sister is overly happy, his step-father has an mild obsession with Turtle Wax, and his mother is a laxative addicted basket-case. When Laura decides she's had enough of married life and moves out on her own, Charles gest up the courage to ask her out. They hit it off and Laura then moves in with him. After a short period Laura begins to have second thoughts and Charles does everything he can to save their relationship. This quirky, often melancholy romantic film was well received by critics.moreless
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    Romantic Comedy