Rich and Famous (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rich and Famous (1981)




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Rich and Famous explores the vicissitudes of a 20-year friendship between two women (Jacqueline Bisset and Candice Bergen). One's an author, the other's a housewife and mom. They both rely on their somewhat competitive relationship to anchor their lives and wouldn't want to lose each others' companionship, though sometimes things get testy.

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Jacqueline Bisset
as Liz Hamilton
Candice Bergen
as Merry Noel Blake
David Selby
as Douglas 'Doug' Blake
Hart Bochner
as Christopher 'Chris' Adams
Steven Hill
as Jules Levi
Meg Ryan
as Debby (age 18)
Matt Lattanzi
as The Boy Jim
Daniel Faraldo
as Ginger Trinidad
Nicole Eggert
as Debby (age 8)
Dick Cavett
as Himself
Joe Maross
as Martin Fornam
Merv Griffin
as Himself
Kres Mersky
as Judy Heller
Cloyce Morrow
as Martha Antilles
Allan Warnick
as Desk Clerk
Ann Risley
as Max's Wife
Damion Sheller
as Max's Son
Haley Fox
as Max's Daughter
Fay Kanin
as Prof. Fields
Tara Simpson
as Stewardess
Charlotte Moore
as Clerk in Cartier
John Perkins
as Limo Driver
Herb Bress
as Waiter in Hallway
William G. Schilling
as Waldorf Doorman
Alan Berliner
as Photographer
Don Bachardy
as Malibu Party Guest
Ruth Conte
as Malibu Party Guest
Marsha A. Hunt
as Malibu Party Guest
Christopher Isherwood
as Malibu Party Guest
Pola Miller
as Malibu Party Guest
Paul Morrissey
as Malibu Party Guest
Jennifer Nairn-Smith
as Malibu Party Guest
Karen Somerville
as Malibu Party Guest
Roger Vadim
as Malibu Party Guest
Sandra Smith Allyn
as Literary Party Guest
Frances Bergen
as Literary Party Guest
Ray Bradbury
as Literary Party Guest
Ellen J. Brill
as Literary Party Guest
Gwen Davis
as Literary Party Guest
Frank De Felitta
as Literary Party Guest
Michael Dewell
as Literary Party Guest
Nina Foch
as Literary Party Guest
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
as Literary Party Guest
Oliver Hailey
as Literary Party Guest
Randal Kleiser
as Literary Party Guest
Gavin Lambert
as Literary Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for Rich and Famous

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

The shabby text undermines the valiant efforts of the hard-working costars and their stylish director to revive the pleasures of a vintage Hollywood women's picture.

April 30, 2018 | Full Review…

It contains scenes that make you want to squirm because of their awkwardness and awfulness, and yet you don't want to look away and you're not bored.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It's been so long since we've had a really enjoyable trashy film that Rich and Famous comes as a pleasant surprise.

October 8, 2021 | Full Review…

Cukor has elicited the best work of their careers from Jacqueline Bisset and Candice Bergen, who portray the old acquaintances. The sensitivity and humor he has obtained from Bisset and Bergen are truly a revelation.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Director George Cukor has given us... a shallow and unsatisfying movie.

September 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Rich and Famous is a story about the solid friendship between two women, which is directed by a man who respected and loved human beings above anything else. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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