March 3, 1996

Up Close and Personal

upcloseThere are some nice parts, but only parts. The performances and star power of Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Stockard Channing help salvage this movie. The original screenplay drafts were based on the life of NBC anchorwoman Jessica Savitch, whose star rose fast in TV journalism, until she died in a car accident at age 36. The final movie contained only fragments of the Savitch story.