Up Close & Personal
Our next Rialto Recommends is UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, a romantic drama that plays on the chemistry of its stars Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Sally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Sally has talent and becomes her mentor. As her career takes a meteoric rise, she and Warren fall in love. The San Francisco Chronicle said "UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL is a fairy tale about the path toward professionalism being nothing more than a journey toward compassion and empathy. Pfeiffer and Redford take this fairy tale and make it breathe, like movies stars are supposed to do. Pfeiffer proves again that she is a great screen actress. She's always just right, and never has a false moment. She's a huge talent in an unexpected package, and here she is, as always, emotionally present and convincing." Newsweek wrote "What UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL is really about is the chemical reaction set off between Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Redford. In a love story, if your two stars don't click, all is lost. When they do--as they do here--nothing else really matters." UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL is streaming on Hoopla and Tubi or available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu and others.