• With Friends Like These... (1999)

With Friends Like These...

Release Date: August 20th, 1999

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Casting agents for an upcoming Martin Scorsese movie suggest that actor Johnny DiMartino (Robert Costanzo) try out for a part, and he thinks it might be his big break. When his fellow actor buddies, Steve Hersh (Adam Arkin), Armand Minetti (David Strathairn) and Dorian Mastandrea (Jon Tenney), hear about Johnny's opportunity, they marvel at his good fortune. Soon, as their bemused significant others look on, the four pals are trying to outmaneuver one another and win a spot in the film's cast.

Cast: Adam Arkin, Robert Costanzo, Beverly D'Angelo, Elle Macpherson, Amy Madigan, Laura San Giacomo, David Strathairn, Jon Tenney

Director: Philip Frank Messina

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Parkway Productions

Keywords: Competition, Amusing, Wife, Transformation, 1990s, Los Angeles, Rivalry, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Film Threat

    An entertaining, clever look at the backstabbing actors do in search of recognition and fame. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    The movie works as well as it does ­because the cast knows the material so ­intimately. (review of re-release) show more

  • 50
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Only sporadically amusing. (review of re-release) show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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