Just the Way You Are

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"She turned a plaster cast into a glass slipper and found the courage to be somebody new... Herself"
  • PG
  • 1984
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.9  (999)

Just the Way You Are is a romantic comedy from the year 1984 directed by Édouard Molinaro. The movie stars Kristy McNichol, Michael Ontkean, and Kaki Hunter in prominent roles. The film revolves around the character named Susan who is a successful TV producer but insecure about her looks. She goes to a plastic surgeon to make herself look better, but the surgery goes wrong, and now, she must go around with a bandage on her nose.

On the other hand, Peter is Susan's husband, who loves her just the way she is. Peter is an architect and busy with his work and needs to go to New York on a project. After a while, while returning to Los Angeles, he meets a stunning young lady named Kathy, who falls for him instantly.

Peters returns home to discover that Susan is not at home, and before he can get to her, Susan discovers about Peter's affair with Kathy. Susan goes out to make herself look better, and Peter discovers that Susan is waiting for him in a resort in Mexico. Here the couple tries to reconcile.

Just the Way You Are is a heartwarming romantic comedy with a great soundtrack that adds to the overall story flow of the movie. The lead actors give a spectacular performance, which keeps the audience engaged throughout. The film also features enjoyable side characters that add comic relief to the story.

Kristy McNichol as Susan gives a winning performance as the ambitious, insecure yet lovable producer. Michael Ontkean as Peter, McNichol's husband does a great job in portraying the loving husband and the architect. Kaki Hunter as Kathy also gives a noteworthy performance as the beautiful woman who comes between the couple.

Apart from the leads, the supporting cast provides noteworthy performances such as Robert Carradine plays Todd, the nerdy co-worker of Susan, who has a crush on her. Alexandra Paul plays Susan's assistant named Frankie, who is a quirky, curious person, who acts as a catalyst in pushing the story forward.

The soundtrack of the movie is exceptional; it features amazing songs such as Steely Dan's Do It Again, which is perfectly timed to accompany the opening credits. The soundtrack adds to the overall tone of the film, making the movie an enjoyable experience.

The movie's plot may seem formulaic but carried out with style, making it a crowd-pleaser. The chemistry between the lead makes it a highly watchable movie that is worth your time. The film explores themes of self-acceptance, self-worth, and the importance of communication in a relationship.

Overall, Just the Way You Are is a nostalgic trip to the 80s, with a feel-good plot and engaging performances. The movie may not be groundbreaking, but it is a sincere attempt to make a movie that provides entertainment and conveys a positive message. The movie is suitable for audiences of all ages and is perfect for those who love romantic comedies.

Just the Way You Are is a 1984 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    5.9  (999)