The Way We Were

  • PG
  • Sydney Pollack (1973)
  • US
  • 113 min
The Way We Were
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Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

In this glossy romantic drama, Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford play the ideal odd couple: she's poor, jittery, Jewish and a radical; he's rich, self-assured, Gentile and conservative. Their relationship is set against the backdrop of a changing America, including the McCarthy-era witch-hunts, and every scene seems dreamed up by a dating-agency computer, though the sheer professionalism of the picture and the performances can't fail to touch you. Redford, as a character seemingly hewn from the pages of F Scott Fitzgerald (he's a writer to boot), is perfectly cast and Streisand is simply Streisand. Watch out for James Woods in an early role.

Plot Summary

Romantic drama starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. New York, 1945: in a nightclub, Katie Morosky encounters Hubbell Gardiner, the young man she loved from afar at university. Then, as now, their personalities and goals were very different but in matters of the heart, opposites can attract.

Cast and crew


Katie Morosky
Barbra Streisand
Hubbell Gardiner
Robert Redford
Bradford Dillman
Carol Ann
Lois Chiles
George Bissinger
Patrick O'Neal (1)
Paula Reisner
Viveca Lindfors
Rhea Edwards
Allyn Ann McLerie
Brooks Carpenter
Murray Hamilton
Bill Verso
Herb Edelman
Vicki Bissinger
Diana Ewing
Pony Dunbar
Sally Kirkland
Peggy Vanderbilt
Marcia Mae Jones
Frankie McVeigh
James Woods


Sydney Pollack

Other Information

Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG