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Up Close & Personal

Up Close & Personal
Up Close & Personal
Up Close & Personal
  • PG-13
  • 2h 4m
  • 1996
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Hollywood favorites Robert Redford (Indecent Proposal ) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Minds) sizzle together in this acclaimed story of heated passion and burning ambition! When aspiring news reporter Tally Atwater (Pfeiffer) tries to break into television, only veteran newsman Warren Justice (Redford) will give her a shot. In time, he teaches her everything she knows about news...and she teaches him how to love again! But with her rise from local TV weather girl to network anchor, Tally and Warren must balance the dream of success...with their desire for each other!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Up Close & Personal wastes its superstar leads and compelling fact-inspired story on a treacly romance bereft of onscreen chemistry.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Glitz! Glamour! Love! TV news ethics?

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is sex between the two lead characters, one of whom is a domineering, twice-divorced man, the other a former beauty queen who fakes her journalistic credentials to get a job in TV. Despite the dangers of being too near an open mic, characters swear pretty frequently for a PG-13 movie. You'll find violence in a prison uprising and in battle zones, and there are subplots about authority figures -- governors, local politicos, even a White House -- that are corrupt and need to be exposed. A key character is killed along the way.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 1, 1996
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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