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      How to Beat the High Cost of Living

      PG Released Jul 11, 1980 1h 50m Comedy List
      Reviews 42% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A female trio of longtime friends once had happy lives, but now the dregs of suburbia and economic hardships are getting to them. Divorcée Jane (Susan Saint James) is dating the financially lacking Robert (Fred Willard), and she gets pregnant despite their lack of money. Elaine (Jane Curtin) is broke after her recent divorce. And Louise (Jessica Lange) is struggling with a failing business. In the midst of these problems, the seemingly average women hatch a plan to rip off a local mall. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Audience Member The funniest romantic comedy ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member To answer the titular question: Invent a time machine, because this feels dated, especially next to The Dab's other 1980 feminist satire. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I went with 2 stars for this movie, Idk if I would give it more stars though. I seen it once and I think that I would watch it again. 80's comedy that seems dated but the concept of the high cost of living remains the same. Kinda funny and silly alright movie known actors and a SNL type vibe to it. A group of ladies rob a giant money ball filled with money and chaos happens 2 stars. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie still holds up and so do the themes of just getting by financially. Great performances and fun script. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member I think it's funny; lots of cute, young actors who became stars later. It's just silly and charming AND I lived in Eugene at the time but I don't remember them filming this. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty funny. Curtin's major feature debut. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      How to Beat the High Cost of Living

      How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - I Need a Thousand Dollars How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - I Need a Thousand Dollars 2:23 How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - No Money, No Glory How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - No Money, No Glory 2:04 How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Suing Your Wife How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Suing Your Wife 1:54 How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - The Electric Company How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - The Electric Company 1:59 How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Cash Grab How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Cash Grab 1:36 How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Impromptu Striptease How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Impromptu Striptease 2:07 How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Safeway Stick-Up How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Safeway Stick-Up 2:03 How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Counting the Loot How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Counting the Loot 2:24 How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Picking Up the Check How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Picking Up the Check 1:27 How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Divorce by Answering Machine How to Beat the High Cost of Living: Official Clip - Divorce by Answering Machine 2:07 View more videos

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      Synopsis A female trio of longtime friends once had happy lives, but now the dregs of suburbia and economic hardships are getting to them. Divorcée Jane (Susan Saint James) is dating the financially lacking Robert (Fred Willard), and she gets pregnant despite their lack of money. Elaine (Jane Curtin) is broke after her recent divorce. And Louise (Jessica Lange) is struggling with a failing business. In the midst of these problems, the seemingly average women hatch a plan to rip off a local mall.
      Director
      Robert Scheerer
      Producer
      Jerome M. Zeitman, Robert Kaufman
      Screenwriter
      Robert Kaufman
      Production Co
      American Internat'l Pics
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 11, 1980, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 50m
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