Surviving Love

5.51 h 23 min20047+
A couple decides to settle their divorce in a civilized manner without lawyers, which brings complications.
Steven Schachter
Ted DansonMary SteenburgenErin Karpluk
English [CC]
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Adam FrostBonnie BartlettPolly Holliday
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3.7 out of 5 stars

28 global ratings

  1. 34% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 35% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 13% of reviews have 1 stars
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MimzyReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
What is this movie? It's going nowhere fast.
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I like Mary Steenbergen and Ted Danson. They like each other - they've been married for a long time. But maybe making a movie together wasn't a good idea. Or the script is just limp. This movie isn't a comedy, a romance or an adventure story. It's just boring. I think the whole cast is ad-libbing their lines. The music that accompanies certain scenes seems inappropriately lighthearted. There's no pathos over the death of their marriage - maybe they really don't want it anymore. The scene in the diner where they're doing their divorce paperwork plays like a work session that's going really well. "Yeah! we're really good at this! We don't need no stinkin' lawyers!" Where's the pathos, the sense that they're planning the funeral for their marriage? This is like a movie made for children.
6 people found this helpful
ForTheLoveOfReadingReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A pleasure to watch.
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I did not think I was going to like this film, ten minutes in, but because I love Mary Steenburgen, and Ted Dansen, and wanted to see them act together, I persisted. I'm so glad that I did watch the whole film. I laughed (not huge guffaws, more like, "sweet and funny), I worried for them when they got into difficulty, and I cried, in spite of myself. The cast in general, was good. It was fun to watch Polly Holiday, and Bonnie Bartlett, who did an outstanding job as the couple's moms. The writing isn't Shakespeare, but, Hanley wrote a script that is charming and heartwarming. I'd watch it again after a time, just for the romance of it.
5 people found this helpful
IloveromanceReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
The synopsis is very misleading
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I love Ted Danson but I almost bypassed this movie because of the synopsis. The synopsis makes it sound like a courtroom drama so I imagined a movie that is very boring and dramatic. It turns out that this movie is nothing like that at all. It's about a family-husband and wife (Ted Danson/Mary Steenbergen) who are contemplating divorce but don't want to use lawyers) and they go on a trip to Maine in an RV. They become stranded in a snowstorm and are forced to stay together to fight for their survival. Meanwhile their children have problems of their own. Their son hides his change of plans regarding his college 'career' from his parents and their daughter, who has just gotten married, feels that she's made a huge mistake and thinks about getting out of the marriage. They all have to come together when Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson are reported missing and it changes them all.
Not the best movie I've ever seen, but in terms of my expectations it far exceeded it. There were a few funny moments and some touching ones as well. I really enjoyed it. Loved the scenery most of all.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not good at all considering the cast
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A pretty bad movie overall. Clueless cardboard characters in a semi-cutesy drama that goes nowhere fast. Steenbergen as the whiniest wife ever, clueless son and especially the just married daughter and Danson as the clueless hubby. How did these people ever get to adulthood? None of it is believable, not one scene. Sorry to say, but these characters just irritated me with their overall incompetence at every turn. This should have been so much better...
7 people found this helpful
OligonicellaReviewed in the United States on December 8, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
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First! No, seriously, this is a great movie and you won't regret watching. It is highest caliber in every way with a cast that are amongst the finest. Not a rom/com, it's a dram/com and one of the best. The romantic aspect is very nuanced and the actors can fully pull it off.

Great watch.
10 people found this helpful
Rita SchelinReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not bad
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TD and MS decide to take a diy divorce trip in their Airstream and get stuck off road in a snow storm for 10 plus days. During this time, their love is rekindled. I didn't think it was boring or slow paced, not a emmy winner, just a nice little afternoon movie. I am partial because I do love both MS and TD...
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
steenburgen glows
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not the best written film, seems to have been designed as a vehicle to get the steenburgen-danson couple together in a film. some contrived elements in the plot that are not entirely realistic. but for all that, it is a nice little film, reminding you that steenburgen lights up the screen. has its sweet moments, despite some of the poorly designed plot elements. on the negative side their daughter is positively annoying: whiny, childish, immature.
errin spellingReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
A star of David on the church
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At the beginning of the movie. there is a little white house,with a cross and a star of david ,where a wedding is performed. The couple are divorcing and go on a camping trip, in a caravan and get stuck out in a blizzard, for at least six days.His mother will pay anything to get searchers to find them, but they are volunteers. most of the movie takes place ,in their nightmare,with little food and frostbite.
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