The Buddy System (1984)

PG   |    |  Drama, Comedy, Romance

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A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer ... See full summary »

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  • Nancy Allen and Richard Dreyfuss in The Buddy System (1984)
  • Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss in The Buddy System (1984)
  • Nancy Allen in The Buddy System (1984)
  • Nancy Allen in The Buddy System (1984)
  • Richard Dreyfuss and Wil Wheaton in The Buddy System (1984)
  • Nancy Allen and Richard Dreyfuss in The Buddy System (1984)

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5 June 2010 | Petie3-2
| Deeper than it seems.
Seemed like a harmless little movie, no exploding cars, morphing robots, no murders. Just a little nerdy (Will W brags on being nerdy, he was just in type) kid with issues, having a single Mom for a parent. She also has issues being enmeshed with Tim (sleeping in each other's beds) and excessively guilt-ridden over his shortcomings. Joe does security at Tim's school, is also trying to write a book, invent a portable dog washer, pay the bills, keep his girlfriend happy (she gets pregnant) and maintain the relationship which Tim is trying to cook up with his mom. Naturally the relationship ebbs and flows, everybody moves, links are broken and reestablished, emotions come and go. All three main actors do a workmanlike job, as their careers are just about to skyrocket.

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