Same Time, Next Year

Synopsis: A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Robert Mulligan
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min


I dont even know

your name!

But I'm hoping

all the same!

This is more than

Just a simple hello!


Do I smile

and look away!

No, I think I'll smile

and stay!

To see where

this might go!

'Cause the last time

I Felt like this!

I was Falling in love!

Falling and Feeling!

I'd never

Fall in love again!

Yes, the last time

I Felt like this!

Was long before I knew!

What I'm Feeling now!

With you!


I can't wait

till we're alone!

Somewhere quiet

on our own!

So that we can Fall!

The rest of the way!

I know!

That before

the night is through!

I'll be talking love

to you!

Meaning every word!

I say!

Oh, the last time

I Felt like this!

I was Falling in love!

Falling and Feeling!

I'd never

Fall in love again!

Yes, the last time I Felt

like this! The very last time!

Was long before I knew!

What I'm Feeling now!

With you!

Come on, dam n it.


U h... hello.

That's a real

sharp-lookin' outfit.

What time is it? My

watch is on the bed table.

- Ten to 12:

- No, no, it's 8:25.

The stem is broken.

It's three hours

and 25 minutes fast.

Why dont you

get it fixed?

I was going to,

but I got used to it.

Doesn't it mix you up?

No, I'm very quick with figures. Oh.

Why are you looking

at me like that?

Why do you have to

look so luminous?

It would make things easier

if you woke up with puffy eyes...

and blotchy skin

like everyone else.

I guess God just figured that

chubby thighs were enough.

Look, this isn't gonna just go

away. We have to talk about this.


Where you going?

I wanna brush my teeth.

Dorothy, sit down.

Oh, by the way-

No, please, sit.


in the first place,

I want you to know that what happened

last night was the most beautiful,

wonderful, crazy thing

that's ever happened to me,

and I'll never forget it

or you.



My name is Doris.

Your name is Doris?


I've been calling you

Dorothy all night. I know.

Why didnt you tell me earlier? I

didn't know we were gonna end up-

And then I did try and tell

you, but you weren't listening.


It was right in the middle

of everything.

It was incredible,

wasn't it?

It was... nice.

I mean, especially

the last time.

I know,

I'm an animal.

I don't know

what came over me.

I mean, I was- what- Wait, what

was wrong with the first two times?

Well, the first time

was a little fast.

And, um,

the second time-

Listen, I really feel funny

talking about this.

It was a very beautiful

thing, Doris.

There was nothing ugly or

disgusting about what we did.

Then how come you look

so down in the dumps?

Because my wife

is going to kill me.

Well, how's she gonna find

out? She knows already.

-You said she was in New Jersey.

-It doesn't matter. She knows.


Was it as incredible for you

as it was for me?

Do all men like to talk

about it a lot afterwards?

Why? You think I'm some kind

of a pervert or something?

Oh, no!

I was just curious.

See, I was a virgin when I got

married. Well, at least sort of.

Sort of?

Well, I was pregnant,

but I don't count that.

Doris, that counts!

No, I mean it was by the man that

I married. Oh, I see. I'm sorry.

Oh, that's all right. See, Harry

and me were gonna get married anyway.

That just speeded things up

a little bit.

It turns out I get pregnant

if we drink out of the same cup.

What's the matter?


I-I-I-I'm fine.

I'm all right.



I think I'm in love

with you.

I mean, it's crazy.

It's really crazy.

I don't even know if youve

read Catcherin the Rye.

Oh, no, I didn't even finish

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Bernard Slade

Bernard Slade (born May 2, 1930) is a Canadian playwright and screenwriter. more…

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