Up Close and Personal

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: Jon Avnet

REVIEWED: 03-07-96

This B-side to Broadcast News stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Redford as earnest TV journalists struggling to lead meaningful lives in a trivialized profession. Up Close and Personal chronicles the rise of a tough-but-unseasoned trailer-park Cinderella (Pfeiffer) and her sexist but savvy Prince Charming (Redford). What's more, the movie is a Cinderella story unto itself: What appears to be the makings of a sappy and clichéd story actually triumphs as a relatively dramatic, touching and at times believable love story between characters struggling to decide who to love more: each other or themselves.

--Stacey Richter

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