A New Life

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"Men and women. Living proof that God has a sense of humor."
  • PG-13
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.8  (615)

A New Life is a romantic comedy-drama film released in 1988, directed by Alan Alda, who also stars in the movie alongside Ann-Margret and Hal Linden. The film follows the journey of a man named Steve Giardino (played by Alan Alda), who gets divorced after fifteen years of marriage and decides to start a new life. Steve is a successful construction engineer living in California with his wife, Melanie (played by Mary Kay Place), and their two children. However, Steve is unhappy with his life and feels trapped in his routine. One day, without warning, Melanie tells him that she wants a divorce, which rocks Steve's world. He moves out of their house and starts living in a small apartment.

In his new life, Steve faces a lot of struggles. He finds himself alone, depressed and unsure about his future. However, he also sees this as an opportunity to start over and to make new friends. As he tries to rebuild his life, he meets a wide range of people, including a photographer named Kay Hutton (played by Ann-Margret), who is also going through a divorce.

Steve and Kay hit it off and start to spend more time together. They find a connection in their shared experience of going through a difficult divorce, and they begin to rely on each other for support. However, the relationship progresses slowly as both are still reeling from their respective breakups.

Throughout the movie, we see Steve's character go through a rollercoaster of emotions, as he adjusts to his new life. He struggles to come to terms with the fact that his marriage is over and his children are growing up. He also faces financial difficulties as he has to pay alimony to his ex-wife while trying to get his own life back on track.

The film highlights the different challenges faced by Steve and Kay as they start over. Kay has to find a way to build a new career, while Steve must rediscover who he is, now that he's no longer a husband and father. In the end, both Steve and Kay find solace and comfort in each other's company, even as they face uncertainty about their future.

The movie is a beautifully crafted story that explores the complexities of human emotions and relationships. It showcases the struggles and triumphs of two people who are trying to start anew while also reflecting on the uncertainty and fear that come along with change. The story is well-written, and the performances of the lead actors are top-notch, making it both engaging and touching.

Overall, A New Life is a heartfelt and genuine exploration of the human experience that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever had to navigate the transition from a broken past to an uncertain future.

A New Life is a 1988 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    5.8  (615)