Video: A Surpassing Pair of Pairs

Two made-for-cable movies bet on double-barreled star power

The buddy system is not limited to swimming. In Hollywood, it means pairing off stars so that each is responsible for the safety of the film and sometimes of the other. Two new made-for-cable movies show that alone together against the world, such duos can survive only if they forge a bond that is purely chemical.

In one of the films, two aging men without wives mope about the past; in the other, two aging women without husbands mope about the future. The characters all need rescuing. But forget the stories, here is a pair...

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