Starting Over

Synopsis: Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ditched by his ambitious singer wife (Candice Bergen), until he begins to forge a new new relationship with an equally insecure teacher (Jill Clayburgh). But when the wife attempts a reconciliation - seduction followed by a truly excruciating song she has composed for him - he realizes where his loyalty lies.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Alan J. Pakula
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 nominations.
105 min

- You can use Victor's room.


I'm all right. Just exhausted.

I'm all right.

- Good night.

- Good night.

He looks awful.

Sure it's all right for me

to borrow Tracy's sleeping bag?

Of course.

I'll get it back to you

as soon as I get settled.

Thanks for everything, Marva.

Call if you get sad.

- Can I call if I get happy?

- Yeah. Sure.


Attention, shoppers.

Right now, in the clothing department...

we have Levis for $10.90.

We have boys'jeans

for $6.90 and $9.90.

We have big boys' pants for $7.90.

Elaine, register three, please.

Hi, Mickey.

I'm fine.

I was wondering

what you two are doing tonight.

Is it that late?

No, don't be silly.

Go back to sleep.

You gotta go to work

in a couple of hours.

Tomorrow night? Sure. Fine.

I'll see you then. Good night.

Good morning, Mickey.

Get the f*ck away from me!

I've got a knife.

I'll cut your fucking balls off, so help me!

Come on in.

- You're not going to believe...

- I was gonna call the police.

What's the matter?

Marva invited a friend tonight.

She was attacked by a pervert

just a block from here.

Phil, this is Marilyn Holmberg.

Marilyn, this is Michael's brother, Phil.

On her way here, Marilyn

was almost attacked by some pervert.

I'm really not this kind of person.

I could die.

Phil is the pervert.

- No. Isn't that marvellous?

- I have an excuse.

- I took this self-defence course...

- Wouldn't you have loved to be there?

...and they told me that

if somebody comes down the street...

and does something to you,

you scare him.

You must've gotten

very high marks in the course.

Phil, what exactly did she say to you?

I don't think we should talk about that.

Come on.

Phil, what did she say?

Nothing, really.

She said:

"Get the f*ck away from me...

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James L. Brooks

James Lawrence "Jim" Brooks is an American director, producer and screenwriter. Growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by reading and writing. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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