The Buddy System

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"Out of deep friendship comes deep love"
  • PG
  • 1984
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 5.8  (1,490)

The Buddy System is a 1984 movie that stars Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, and Nancy Allen in lead roles. The film is a romantic comedy-drama that revolves around two very different people, a divorced man, and a young woman who becomes his live-in babysitter. The movie is directed by Glenn Jordan and was released on January 27, 1984.

The movie tells the story of a divorced man named Joe (Richard Dreyfuss), who is a struggling writer and works as a schoolteacher to make ends meet. One day, while he is in a grocery store, he meets a young woman named Emily (Susan Sarandon). Emily is sweet and charming, and she convinces Joe to give her a ride home. Joe agrees, and they start talking during the ride. Emily reveals that she works as a waitress but wants to make something more of her life. Joe, on the other hand, is having a hard time dealing with his past and continues to struggle with the breakdown of his marriage.

As they continue to talk, an idea strikes Joe. He proposes the idea of the buddy system, where they both live together and help each other achieve their goals. Joe helps Emily to study for her GED, and Emily helps Joe to finish writing his novel. Initially, Emily is hesitant but eventually agrees to the idea, and they move in together.

The two of them have to deal with several challenges along the way. Joe's ex-wife, played by Nancy Allen, is not happy about him having a live-in babysitter, and his daughter is not thrilled about having to share her room with Emily. As the days pass, Joe and Emily start to develop feelings for each other, but they do not act on them due to the fear of ruining their friendship.

The movie is a heartwarming story about two people who come together and help each other to overcome their past and achieve their goals. It is a story about friendship, love, and the hurdles that come with it. Richard Dreyfuss delivers an excellent performance as Joe, playing the role of a man who is struggling with his past and trying to make something of his life. Susan Sarandon is also impressive as Emily, portraying the role of a young woman who is full of hope and dreams.

Overall, The Buddy System is a delightful movie that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. It is a story about the power of friendship and the fact that anything can be accomplished with the help of a buddy. The chemistry between Richard Dreyfuss and Susan Sarandon is excellent, and their performances make the movie even more enjoyable. If you're looking for a movie with a heartwarming storyline, great performances, and plenty of laughs, then The Buddy System is definitely worth watching.

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    1 hr 50 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (1,490)