Making Love (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

Making Love (1982)



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Movie Info

A TV executive (Kate Jackson) is shocked to discover that her husband is having an affair with a male novelist (Harry Hamlin), who comes on to him but then leaves him, just as quickly, with his marriage in a precarious state.


Nancy Olson
as Christine
Terry Kiser
as Harrington
Gwen Arner
as Arlene
Mickey Jones
as Cowboy Musician
Joe Medalis
as Announcer
Lili Haydn
as Little Sister
David Knell
as Michael
David Murphy
as Young Man in Bar #1
Michael Dudikoff
as Young Man in Bar #2
John Starr
as Young Man in Bar #3
Charles Zukow
as Young Man in Bar #4
Scott Ryder
as Young Man in Bar #5
Joanne Hicks
as Wife #1
Stacey Kuhne
as Wife #2
Kedren Jones
as Wife #4
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Critic Reviews for Making Love

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

This is a three-handkerchief movie, all right, but for the nose. It stinks.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

This movie has some of the worst dialogue one can imagine: She: 'What about passion?' He: 'What about support?' She: 'What about betrayal?'

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Once the cat is out of the bag, the movie turns rip-roaring awful in an entirely enjoyable way.

August 30, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

Unfortunately, Hiller doesn't command the intensity of feeling that might have made it emotionally valid, and he doesn't have the awareness of the cultural forces at work in his film that might have made it intellectually respectable.

January 1, 2000

Making Love defies convention. Here is a movie about a man's coming to terms with his gayness that is intelligently written, honestly performed and entertaining to watch.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Making Love is sugar coated. But it makes an attempt to deal with the nature of love as accurately and as honestly as the box office will allow.

August 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Making Love


Dated but well intentioned and at the time ground breaking drama. The male leads are good but best of all is Kate Jackson, its a shame she didn't make it in features. Wendy Hiller offers a lovely performance in a small role.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This movie addresses a very real problem for many closeted gay men and their families - it was well done and seemes very progressive for when it was made.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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