form y The Best of Friends single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 The Best of Friends
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A contemporary (largely negative) review defines:

'the film-maker's intentions as being to tell with a measure of comedy the story of a moderately successful (the provenance for which is the BMW that he drives very badly) accountant and a TV anchor woman who have been best friends since primary school. For 20 years, friendship through thick and thin has transcended sex. Then, on the 20th anniversary of that fatal playground meeting, she feels horny, they both get drunk, she seduces him and bingo! — instant conception.

'This is merely to set the scene for the film's main thesis, the slings and arrows of unmarried domesticity. In the grip of all those cliches, Melinda (Angela Punch McGregor) and Tom (Graeme Blundell) make their way to the altar and the ambulance waiting outside the church for a quick dash to the delivery room.'


'Homage to the Cliche', Canberra Times, 4 March 1982, p.18.


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